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State Sen. Micheal Bergstrom, R-Adair, has been taking a deep dive into the agricultural industry and important issues facing farmers and ranchers in the state.read more.
OKLAHOMA CITY – State Sen. Rob Standridge, R-Norman, said he will file legislation later this fall to make sure local governments don’t ignore the will of their citizens when slashing police department budgets.read more.
OKLAHOMA CITY – State Sen.read more.
When the legislature writes the budget, the funds we appropriate come from many different revenue streams, like income taxes, oil and gas taxes, cigarette taxes and others as well—about 20 in all. I think people are aware that oil and gas collections are still low, anread more.
OKLAHOMA CITY – Sen. Paul Rosino, R-Oklahoma City, said he is preparing legislation for the 2021 session to make it illegal to “dox” an Oklahoma law enforcement officer. The term doxing refers to using the internet to research and post documents or other material in order to intimidate, attack or harass an individual.read more.
OKLAHOMA CITY – On the heels of mounting racial tension brewing across the United States, Sen.read more.
OKLAHOMA CITY – An interim study held Wednesday in the Oklahoma Senate examined the potential to make permanent changes that the Oklahoma Legislature made earlier this year to the state’s open meeting law that allowed agencies, boards and commissions at the state and local level to meet and hold public meetings virtually, in accordance with health and safety guidelines due to the coronavirus pandemic.read more.
OKLAHOMA CITY – State Sen. Rob Standridge, R-Norman, said he wants to strengthen Oklahoma statutes to better deter violence and ensure financial accountability for those who destroy property during riots. Standridge said he’s already been working with staff on his proposed legislation ahead of the 2021 session.read more.
OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahoma is now the 30th state in the nation to form a “Future Caucus” to find bipartisan solutions to issues that impact younger generations. The Future Caucus is a bipartisan, bicameral group of members age 45 and younger and will be co-chaired by Sen. Carri Hicks, D-Oklahoma City, John Michael Montgomery, R-Lawton, Rep. Ajay Pittman, D-Oklahoma City, and Rep.read more.
OKLAHOMA CITY – The leader of the Oklahoma Senate commented on the withdrawal of an initiative petition on redistricting.read more.
OKLAHOMA CITY – Sen.read more.
OKLAHOMA CITY – After organizing a day of fishing for foster children at a southwest Oklahoma City Park this past weekend, State Sen.read more.
In 2015, Sen. Frank Simpson, R-Springer, and former Rep. Pat Ownbey, R-Ardmore, began working with their fellow veterans and citizens along with state and federal officials to have a cemetery in Ardmore for Oklahoma’s fallen heroes. Their dream was signed into law in 2017 under Senate Bill 543 and this week, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) National Cemetery Administration (NCA) awarded a nearly $7.4 million grant to establish a State Veterans Cemetery in Ardmore.read more.
OKLAHOMA CITY – The Senate Public Safety Committee heard from law enforcement officials, Career Tech representatives and mental health experts Thursday about modernizing training for Oklahoma’s law enforcement officersread more.
It’s often said the most important responsibility of the Legislature is to write and pass a balanced budget. As Senate Appropriations chair, I can tell you that the budget impacts every single man, woman and child in our state. Each week, I plan to share an article eread more.
With the state Capitol restoration project just two years away from completion, Senate Appropriations Chair Roger Thompson called Wednesday’s grand opening of the new ground floor visitor entrance a milestone in Oklahoma history.read more.
OKLAHOMA CITY – The Senate Retirement and Insurance Committee held a meeting Tuesday to study ways to improve health outcomes for Oklahomans with diabetes. The interim study was requested by Oklahoma Legislative Diabetes Caucus co-chair Sen. Carri Hicks, D-Oklahoma City, whose son has Type 1 diabetes.read more.
OKLAHOMA CITY – Senate Health and Human Services Chair Greg McCortney held an interim study at the Capitol on Monday examining how the governor’s push toward a managedread more.
On the heels of a devastating weekend for law enforcement officers after the brutal attack on two police officers in Los Angeles, Sen.read more.
OKLAHOMA CITY – Senate Democratic Leader Kay Floyd, D-Oklahoma City, said there are about 80 phone hotlines operated by various state agencies and advocacy groups, including those designed to help Oklahoma children and youth. An interim study Floyd requested to take a closer look at those emergency lines was held Monday at the state Capitol.read more.