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Showing: June, 2022

OKLAHOMA CITY – Senate President Pro Tempore Greg Treat and Senate Health and Human Services Committee chair Sen. Paul Rosino released the following statement Thursday in response to the latest co-neutrals commentary for progress on the Pinnacle Plan.

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Budget Break Down

While education makes up the lion’s share of Oklahoma’s budget, health and human services represents the second largest category. This week, I want to break down some of the important appropriations we’ve made in the Fiscal Year 2023 budget, along with funds we’ve utilized through the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) to improve health in Oklahoma.

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OKLAHOMA CITY – Senate Health and Human Services Chair Paul Rosino, R-Oklahoma City, issued the following statement Friday after the U.S. Supreme Court decision overturning Roe v. Wade:

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Sen. David Bullard, R-Durant, released the following statement Friday after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled to overturn the landmark case of Roe v. Wade.

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OKLAHOMA CITY  Senate Democratic Leader Kay Floyd, D-Oklahoma City, released the following statement in response to the Supreme Court’s decision overturning Roe v. Wade:

“I am outraged by the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade. The court’s radical and wrongly decided opinion not only takes away fundamental constitutional rights but also seriously endangers the health of women all across our country.

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OKLAHOMA CITY – Senate President Pro Tempore Greg Treat, R-Oklahoma City, issued the following statement after the U.S. Supreme Court struck down Roe v. Wade on Friday.

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Last week, I presented an overview of the Fiscal Year 2023 state budget, which takes effect on July 1.  Over the next few weeks, I’ll be breaking down various areas within the budget to show how public dollars are being invested on behalf of our citizens.

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Senate President Pro Tempore Greg Treat held a Media Availability on 6/15/22 to discuss the ongoing legislative session.

Speakers:

Senate President Pro Tempore Greg Treat, R-Oklahoma City

Sen. Greg McCortney, R-Ada

Sen. Roger Thompson, R-Okemah

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OKLAHOMA CITY – Senate President Pro Tempore Greg Treat has announced his appointments for a tax reform working group to study proposals in relation to the ongoing special session.

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Senate President Pro Tempore Greg Treat held a Media Availability on 6/13/22 to discuss the ongoing legislative session.

Speakers:

Senate President Pro Tempore Greg Treat, R-Oklahoma City

Sen. Julie Daniels, R-Bartlesville

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At the heart of it, the state’s budget is about the people and the services they depend on, from public safety to mental health, education, and other vital programs and services.  For the past year, I’ve been working with my Senate Appropriations subcommittee chairs, along with our counterparts in the House, to write a budget that is driven by the philosophy that the budget is not just a spreadsheet about money – it’s about people and how these investments impact lives and shape our state’s future.  What are the needs throughout Oklahoma, and how best can we me

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OKLAHOMA CITY – Senate Appropriations Chair Roger Thompson, R-Okemah, said he is drafting legislation restoring powers to the Oklahoma Tourism and Recreation Commission, including the ability to hire and fire the agency’s executive director and restoring oversight of contracts and financial expenditures. 

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OKLAHOMA CITY – The Joint Committee on Pandemic Relief Funding on Tuesday advanced the first slate of projects for consideration in the Legislature's upcoming special session on American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding.

The six ARPA requests that will now be considered by the full Legislature are:

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OKLAHOMA CITY – Legislation to base income requirements for the Oklahoma’s Promise scholarship program on family size has been signed into law.  Sen. Adam Pugh, chair of the Senate Education Committee, is the principal author of the measure, and said since the program’s creation, the income cap has been the same, regardless of how many children were in a family.  Senate Bill 1673, which was signed into law by Gov.

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