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Survey amplifies need for grocery tax cut

OKLAHOMA CITY - Senate Pro Tem Greg Treat, R-Oklahoma City, today said the time to cut the state portion of the grocery tax is now. 

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OKLAHOMA CITY – To address Oklahoma’s ongoing workforce challenges, Sen. David Bullard, R-Durant, has filed legislation to help more Oklahoma students gain access to CareerTech programs.

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OKLAHOMA CITY- Senate Majority Floor Leader Greg McCortney has been reelected to the GOPAC Legislative Leaders Advisory Board. The Ada Republican serves in this role alongside dozens of state Senate and House leaders from across the nation.

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OKLAHOMA CITY – Sen. Mary Boren, D-Norman, said among the dignitaries and guests who will be in the House Gallery for Monday’s State of the State address will be Yancey Red Corn, one of the Osage actors in the film “Killers of the Flower Moon.” Due to limited space in the gallery, each member of the Legislature is allowed to invite one guest to observe the opening joint session and hear the governor’s speech. Boren’s guest will be her constituent, Red Corn.

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OKLAHOMA CITY – Senate Pro Tem Greg Treat, R-Oklahoma City, today released the following statement after several Republican Senators rolled out their education plan for the 

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OKLAHOMA CITY – Members of the Oklahoma Senate Education Committee today laid out their education initiatives for the upcoming regular session that begins Monday.

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OKLAHOMA CITY – Sen. Carri Hicks issued the following statement Wednesday after Senate Republicans released their 2024 education agenda. The Oklahoma City Democrat serves on the Senate Education Committee. Hicks is a former teacher and holds a master’s degree in early childhood education.

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OKLAHOMA CITY – Senate Bill 1239, authored by Sen. Warren Hamilton, R-McCurtain, seeks to exempt Oklahomans who meet certain criteria from the provisions of the Oklahoma Child Care Facilities Licensing Act.

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OKLAHOMA CITY – Sen. Carri Hicks has filed legislation for the 2024 session to help address the unique challenges facing Oklahomans with rare diseases. Senate Bill 1772 would establish the Oklahoma Rare Disease Advisory Council (RDAC) within the State Department of Health.

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Pro Tem Greg Treat held a press conference on Monday, January 29, 2024.

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OKLAHOMA CITY – Sen. Adam Pugh, R–Edmond, today released the following statement on reports of the Oklahoma State Department of Education (SDE) attempting to clawback up to $50,000 in teacher bonuses.

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OKLAHOMA CITY – On Wednesday, Sen. Nathan Dahm, R-Broken Arrow, filed a concurrent resolution to support Gov. Greg Abbott and the state of Texas against the foreign invasion on the Southern border. 

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OKLAHOMA CITY – Senate Pro Tem Greg Treat, R – Oklahoma City, today announced the Oklahoma Senate will gavel into Monday’s special session and adjourn immediately following, taking no action. 

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OKLAHOMA CITY- Sen. Micheal Bergstrom, R-Adair, has filed Senate Bill 1xxx for the upcoming special session. This legislation outlines a strategic pathway to gradually eliminate the Oklahoma state income tax while protecting state revenue. Gov.

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OKLAHOMA CITY – Sen. Warren Hamilton, R-McCurtain, introduced legislation aimed at increasing Oklahomans’ access to the state’s Wildlife Management Areas (WMA). Senate Bill 1857 increases the price of hunting licenses for nonresidents and decreases their bag limit.

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OKLAHOMA CITY – Sen. Michael Brooks, D-Oklahoma City, has authored Senate Bill 1326, adding domestic violence crimes to the state’s Mary Rippy Violent Crime Offenders Registration Act. Brooks filed the measure at the urging of constituents.

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OKLAHOMA CITY - Sen. Kristen Thompson, R-Edmond, and Sen. Lonnie Paxton, R-Tuttle, have filed legislation to limit virtual instruction in Oklahoma’s public schools.

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OKLAHOMA CITY – Sen. John Haste, R-Broken Arrow, has been appointed to serve as vice chair of the National Conference of State Legislature’s (NCSL) Health Innovations Task Force.

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OKLAHOMA CITY – Senate Pro Tem Greg Treat, R – Oklahoma City, today released the following statement after Governor Kevin Stitt signed 

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OKLAHOMA CITY- Sen. Greg McCortney, R-Ada, released the following statement after Gov. Kevin Stitt's approval of two tribal compacts with the Chickasaw Nation.

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