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OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahoma is now the 30th state in the nation to form a “Future Caucus” to find bipartisan solutions to issues that impact younger generations.  The Future Caucus is a bipartisan, bicameral group of members age 45 and younger and will be co-chaired by Sen. Carri Hicks, D-Oklahoma City, John Michael Montgomery, R-Lawton, Rep. Ajay Pittman, D-Oklahoma City, and Rep.

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OKLAHOMA CITY – Sen. Casey Murdock says he often sees Oklahoma’s rural towns falling by the wayside due to a lack of opportunity and investment on his drive to the state Capitol. The Felt Republican held an interim study on Monday examining the rules and regulations on beef processing facilities in the state with the belief that increasing investment in these facilities will lead to more jobs and opportunity for rural Oklahoma.

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OKLAHOMA CITY – After organizing a day of fishing for foster children at a southwest Oklahoma City Park this past weekend, State Sen. Paul Rosino is already working on plans for other similar events around the state.  Rosino, R-Oklahoma City, is vice chair of the Senate Health and Human Services Committee.  The Department of Human Services (DHS) is one of the state agencies under that committee and administers the state’s foster care program.

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With the state Capitol restoration project just two years away from completion, Senate Appropriations Chair Roger Thompson called Wednesday’s grand opening of the new ground floor visitor entrance a milestone in Oklahoma history.

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OKLAHOMA CITY – Senate Democratic Leader Kay Floyd, D-Oklahoma City, said there are about 80 phone hotlines operated by various state agencies and advocacy groups, including those designed to help Oklahoma children and youth. An interim study Floyd requested to take a closer look at those emergency lines was held Monday at the state Capitol.

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Senate Majority Leader Kim David is the latest Oklahoman to receive the Oklahoma National Guard’s highest civilian honor—The Oklahoma Medal of Freedom.  David, the wife and mother of current and former guard members, was honored for her work in the Senate over the past decade on behalf of the Oklahoma National Guard and its members. Previous recipients of the prestigious award include former governors George Nigh, Frank Keating and Brad Henry.

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OKLAHOMA CITY – After serving three years in the Oklahoma House of Representatives, Sen. Zack Taylor, R-Seminole, will continue his service to the citizens of Lincoln, Pottawatomie and Seminole Counties in the Oklahoma Senate. Taylor was joined by his family for an intimate ceremony at the Capitol on Tuesday.

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OKLAHOMA CITY – The Oklahoma State Senate joined the Oklahoma Blood Institute (OBI) on Thursday to host a blood drive for Senate members and staffers aiming to alleviate the shortage of blood caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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