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Press Releases

Showing: September, 2002

(Oklahoma City) Agnes Stipe, a longtime community volunteer and wife of State Senator Gene Stipe, died in McAlester on Sunday. Mrs. Stipe, 82, had been battling illness for a number of months.

Sen. Stipe was at his wife's side holding her hand when she passed away at the McAlester hospital at approximately 4:00 p.m. Sunday.

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OKLAHOMA CITY – Saying Oklahoma's education budget isn't being used wisely, State Senator Carol Martin believes she has found areas that may be pulling funding from where the money is needed most - the teachers, the students and the schools.

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It's time for school boards to use common sense when considering how to deal with students accused of breaking rules, rather than "zero tolerance" policies that don't take individual circumstances into account. That's according to State Senator Keith Leftwich who said he would propose legislation directing school boards to do just that when handling students.

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State Senators Back in School

In classrooms across Oklahoma, students are getting a chance to meet their state senators and find out exactly what it is that the legislature does. Its part of a national program called Americas Legislators Back to School Week.

The bipartisan program, sponsored by the National Conference of State Legislatures is aimed at helping students of all ages learn more about state government and their role in a representative democracy. Last year 2,500 state legislators from 48 states participated.

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Statement by Senator Angela Monson

"I'm very pleased that the court ruled in my favor. It is the decision that I had expected all along. I look forward to continuing my re-election campaign and my service to the state of Oklahoma, particularly the people of Senate District 48. I think the latest ruling is a victory for all Oklahomans, especially the voters who help elect candidates for public office."

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