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OKLAHOMA CITY – Legislative leaders announced a Fiscal Year 2021 state budget agreement Monday designed to hold education funding harmless while limiting most budget reductions to 4% or less amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

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State Sen. George Young, D-Oklahoma City, released the following statement on Monday regarding his decision to remain home and vote remotely while the Senate convenes in session.

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OKLAHOMA CITY – Access restrictions to the State Capitol will be partially loosened Monday to restore public access, with requirements such as entry point screenings, masks, appointment only office visits, social distancing, disinfection and more remaining in place for health and safety.

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OKLAHOMA CITY – Sen. Adam Pugh and Sen.

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OKLAHOMA CITY – State Sen. Roger Thompson is urging citizens throughout Senate District 8 to step up for their communities, their counties and the entire state by completing the 2020 U.S. Census.  Thompson, R-Okemah, said right now Oklahoma is trailing most other states in the region and the country, but there is still time to turn those numbers around.

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The Senate Agriculture and Wildlife Committee approved the nomination of Chad Dillingham on Tuesday to serve an eight-year term to the Oklahoma Wildlife and Conservation Commission. Sen. Roland Pederson, R-Burlington, carried the nomination

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Enid residents Stanley Brownlee and Jami Groendyke were approved Tuesday by the Senate Education Committee to serve five-year terms on the Board of Regents for Northern Oklahoma College (NOC).

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Kyle Whitehead, owner of Evans Drug Store in Enid received approval by the Senate Health and Human Services Committee to serve another five-year term on the Oklahoma State Board of Pharmacy.

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Senate Democratic Leader Kay Floyd, D-Oklahoma City, issued the following statement in response to Gov. Stitt’s announcement on Wednesday of plans to reopen Oklahoma businesses:

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State Sen. Greg McCortney is expressing his condolences after the passing of Garvin County Election Board Secretary Doylene Cunningham. 

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The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in the closure of businesses across the state and left tens of thousands of Oklahomans out of work. Sen. Nathan Dahm, R-Broken Arrow, filed a bill on Wednesday that would allow these businesses to re-open and their employees to work.

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For the past several years, State Sen. Rob Standridge has been urging both the public and private sectors to put “Oklahoma First!” to better promote and support Oklahoma businesses, services and products. As the president and governor look toward opening the economy back up, Standridge is renewing that call.

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Senate Democratic Leader Kay Floyd, D-Oklahoma City, issued the following statement in response to Monday’s Oklahoma State Board of Equalization meeting:

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Senate Democratic Leader Kay Floyd, D-Oklahoma City, issued the following statement in response to Governor Kevin Stitt’s announcement that State Question 802 will be on the ballot for the June 30th Primary Election:

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Oklahoma Senate President Pro Tempore Greg Treat, R-Oklahoma City, released the following statement on the 25th anniversary of the Oklahoma City bombing:

“The bombing of the federal building in Oklahoma City changed our state and nation forever. We will always remember the 168 lives lost and honor the survivors from that terrible day 25 years ago. Out of that tragedy, though, the world learned of the Oklahoma Standard. It was our faith, our resilience and our willingness to lift each other up that helped us overcome and rebuild after the bombing."

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