For the past three years, Sen. Ron Sharp has been working to secure enhanced transportation infrastructure for eastern Oklahoma County. Sharp was at the state Capitol Thursday for the formal announcement that the project would be moving forward as part of an overall plan dubbed “Driving Forward: Investing in Oklahoma’s Future.” The plan includes a total of six large-scale turnpike projects at an estimated cost of $892 million to be constructed with bonds paid for by tolls, including a $300 million project to connect I-40 in eastern Oklahoma County to I-44, the Turner Turnpike.read more.
State Sen. Anastasia A. Pittman has announced an interim study focusing on school preparedness for kindergarten students in Oklahoma. The study is scheduled for Tuesday, October 27 in room 419C at the State Capitol.
OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Citing concerns over a conflict of interest, Senator Joseph Silk, R-Broken Bow, has resigned his recent appointment to the Hochatown Incorporation committee. Silk was appointed earlier this week to the 7-person committee formed to address the annexation of Hochatown from Broken Bow. The committee is currently discussing ways to prevent the annexation, as well as the option to incorporate Hochatown.read more.
The Department of Defense recently recognized state Sen. Frank Simpson for his work on two bills this past session supporting Oklahoma veterans. Simpson said he was honored by the recognition and proud to support his fellow veterans.
“It is an honor to be recognized for our work on behalf of active military members and our veterans. I could not have done it without the help of my assistant Glenda Colbert. She and I have worked hard over the past five years to help meet the needs of our veterans and military families,” said Simpson, R-Springer.
Sen. Clark Jolley on Thursday said an agreement has been reached to relocate the State Medical Examiner’s Office to the Oklahoma County Health Department building. Jolley said the agreement would result in significant savings and help the Medical Examiner’s Office to restore its accreditation.read more.
Sen. John Sparks, D-Norman, and Sen. Kay Floyd, D-Oklahoma City, filed legislation Tuesday to resolve Oklahoma’s ongoing non-compliance with the Real ID Act of 2005.read more.