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State Senator Clark Jolley today praised State Superintendent Janet Barresi and members of the state Board of Education for funding reading programs throughout the state.
“Our recent reforms to end social promotion for students who can’t read after the third grade can only succeed with the appropriate level of support,” said Jolley (R-Edmond). “I appreciate the hard work that Superintendent Barresi did in making sure that reading sufficiency funding was addressed in this tight fiscal climate.”read more.
Senate President Pro Tempore Brian Bingman, R-Sapulpa, announced committee assignments for twenty-nine interim studies that have been approved by the senate leader today. Committee meetings will start this summer and conclude before the session begins in February of 2012.
Senate members have requested studies into some of Oklahomas most critical issues, said Bingman. I appreciate their focus and willingness to tackle such big issues in preparation for another great session in 2012.read more.
On Saturday, June 18, State Sen. Ralph Shortey will be joining veterans from around the state at the Bowman Lodge at Lone Tree Ranch in Morris for a special event to raise funds for disabled veterans. The exclusive, five-star hunting and fishing lodge provides an array of free services for injured veterans.read more.
State Sen. Steve Russell will be a keynote speaker for the Republican Leadership Conference in New Orleans this Saturday, June 18 at 12:50pm CT. The retired Lt. Colonel will be discussing the work and honor of U.S. soldiers as well as the division that currently exists among the country’s leaders, the two parties and various other groups concerning the current direction of the country.