It’s going to take bold action to dramatically increase the number of college graduates in Oklahoma—that’s according to State Sen. Kenneth Corn who has unveiled a landmark legislative proposal that would essentially create a K-14 education program in Oklahoma.read more.
A truck carrying the first shipment of marble markers for the USS Oklahoma Memorial at Pearl Harbor pulled away from the State Capitol on Thursday escorted by the Oklahoma Highway Patrol and members of state and national bikers’ organizations. The 429 markers are engraved with the names of each of the men who died in the attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941.read more.
With National Teen Driver Safety Week underway, Oklahomans can be thankful that the number of accidents involving teen drivers has plummeted since the adoption of a graduated driver license law in 2005, according to Senate author Debbe Leftwich.
Statistics from the Oklahoma Highway Safety Office show that in 2006, there were 444 fewer teen accidents than in the previous year, and nine fewer fatal wrecks.read more.
The first shipment of marble markers bearing the names of the 429 men who died on the USS Oklahoma will soon be headed to California. From there they’ll be sent by ship to Ford Island in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii to complete the national monument for the USS Oklahoma which will be dedicated this December. State Sen. Jim Reynolds, who has been working with USS Oklahoma survivors on this project for the past several years, said there will be a brief ceremony at the South Plaza of the State Capitol next Thursday to mark the occasion.
Statement by Senate President Pro Tempore Mike Morgan (D-Stillwater)
“The rule adopted today by the Oklahoma Health Care Authority allowing prenatal care for innocent unborn babies sends an important message about our values here in Oklahoma.
“Access to prenatal care gives babies the opportunity to have a healthy start to their life.
“Anyone who professes to embrace a culture of life would not turn their back on 2,800 innocent children born each year in Oklahoma,” State Senator Tom Adelson (D-Tulsa) said today in response to Rep. Terrill’s criticism of the Oklahoma Health Care Authority’s rule to permit the provision of prenatal care to unborn children.
Annual Walk is set to Begin at 10:00 AM This Saturday, October 13thread more.
Patients have the right to know what they are paying when hospitals and other health care providers deliver services. This, according to State Senator Jim Wilson, is currently not clear. Therefore, he has requested an interim study to research the health care industry's billing and collection practices.
In the wake of three grand jury indictments unsealed Monday in Oklahoma City, State Sen. Randy Brogdon condemned the indictments and called them “nothing more than politically motivated.”
"Oklahomans should be outraged by the recent political attack by Oklahoma Attorney General Drew Edmondson on Paul Jacob, Susan Johnson, and Rick Carpenter,” said Brogdon, R-Owasso. “These individuals sought nothing more than to participate in their government through the initiative process protected by Oklahoma’s Constitution”.