As proud members of the leadership of the Oklahoma Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus, and the larger National Assembly of Sportsmen’s Caucuses network, we are proud to join like-minded legislators from across the nation in celebrating the 42nd National Hunting and Fishing Day. Today, we will recognize the time-honored traditions of hunting and angling, as well as the historical and current contributions of the original conservationists – hunters and anglers – in supporting sound, science-based wildlife management through license sales, excise taxes on outdoor gear, and sustainable use models.read more.
Senator Connie Johnson traveled to the nation’s Capital Wednesday to meet with dozens of members of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives, state and local officials, and business and community leaders for a one day No Labels National Strategic Agenda Meeting. The meeting served as the kick-off to a yearlong process that that will set a vision for where America needs to go and how we will get there.read more.
OKLAHOMA CITY – The Oklahoma Aging Partnership (OAP) recently released a report ranking state legislators on their votes on four key measures affecting older Oklahomans. Sen. Frank Simpson was one of 20 Senators who received a perfect score for his support of those bills.
“It’s imperative that we do all we can to protect the most vulnerable in our society, which are our children and seniors,” said Simpson, R-Ardmore. “I was proud to support these important bills that will help better protect the health and safety of older Oklahomans.”read more.
Senate President Pro Tempore Brian Bingman today issued the following statement in response to the National Council on Compensation Insurance (NCCI) filing a workers’ compensation premium level decrease for the state. Premium levels have now decreased by 22.4 percent in two years, following the Legislature’s passage of comprehensive workers’ compensation reform authored by Bingman in 2013.read more.