OKLAHOMA CITY – Sen. Micheal Bergstrom was presented with the Oklahoma Legislative Award from the Oklahoma Sheriff’s Association on September 24.
The plaque given to Bergstrom recognizes the work the Adair Republican has done at the state capitol to help sheriff's offices across the state. Area Representatives Josh West and Kyle Hilbert were also presented with the award.read more.
Oklahoma City – State Senator Adam Pugh announced today he has been appointed to serve on the 12-member Occupational Licensing Advisory Commission, which is set to have its first meeting next week.read more.
OKLAHOMA CITY – The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) recognized Sen. Ron Sharp Thursday for his strong support of small businesses in Oklahoma during the 2018 legislative session. read more.
This Saturday, September 22 is our nation’s 46th annual National Hunting and Fishing Day (NHFD). As Co-Chair of the Oklahoma Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus and member of the 48-state National Assembly of Sportsmen’s Caucuses, my fellow Caucus Co-Chairs Senator J.J. Dossett, Representative Mike Sanders, Representative Johnny Tadlock and I are proud to celebrate the time-honored traditions of hunting and angling. We are also pleased to recognize the historical and ongoing contributions of our state’s original conservationists – sportsmen and women.
Senator Greg McCortney, R-Ada, issued the following statement in response to the House minority leader's call for a special session on medical marijuana:
State Sen. James Leewright said a commission tasked with ensuring state agencies undergo performance audits is making good progress. Leewright authored legislation during the 2018 session mandating the audits. His bill was later merged with another similar measure and ultimately was signed into law by the governor.read more.
State Sen. Casey Murdock, Rep. Carl Newton and Rep. Mike Sanders are inviting citizens for a town hall meeting to be held in Woodward on Tuesday, September 25. The meeting will be held from six to eight p.m. at the Woodward County Event Center at Crystal Beach 105A Temple Houston Drive.read more.
State Sen. Rob Standridge said two of his requested interim studies on education would be held on Tuesday, September 11, at the state Capitol. The first study will meet from 9 a.m. to noon in room 535 and will look at the issue of bullying. The second will focus on innovations in education throughout Oklahoma and what policies may be needed to help encourage such programs.
Standridge said despite the adoption of previous statutes and policies, bullying remains an issue which continues to devastate the lives of countless Oklahoma children and their families.read more.