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State Sen. Greg McCortney, Chair of the Senate Committee on Health and Human Services, issued the following statement Tuesday on the resignation of Sec. of Health and Mental Health, Jerome Loughridge, who was appointed to that position by Gov. Kevin Stitt in March of 2019.

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OKLAHOMA CITY As historical statues and monuments continue to be targeted by protestors across the country, Oklahoma State Senator Casey Murdock wants to see those works of art preserved for educational and historic purposes.  He’s proposing bringing those stone and bronze pieces to Senate District 27, which includes nine counties in northwestern Oklahoma and the panhandle.

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OKLAHOMA CITY – The Oklahoma Tourism & Recreation Department (OTRD) recently awarded more than $1.5 million in grants through the 2020 Recreational Trails Program (RTP). Sen. Dewayne Pemberton, R-Muskogee, announced that Muskogee and Tahlequah will be receiving funding to construct and improve recreational trails in the area.

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Sen. Julie Daniels has been recognized by the Research Institute for Economic Development (REID) for her support of Oklahoma businesses, economic growth and job creation.  The Bartlesville Republican had a 100% voting record on the ten economic development and business bills tracked by REID during the 2020 legislative session.

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OKLAHOMA CITY – Senate Democratic Leader Kay Floyd, D-Oklahoma City, issued a statement Friday on Sen. Allison Ikley-Freeman’s continuing recovery.  The Tulsa Democrat was seriously injured in a collision on the Turner Turnpike while traveling to the state Capitol for the legislative session on May 22.

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OKLAHOMA CITY - State legislators representing western Oklahoma are applauding a decision by the Department of Human Services (DHS) to keep their Sayre office in Beckham County open for in-person services. 

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OKLAHOMA CITY – Sen. Paul Scott has a 100% voting record on 2020 legislation supporting Oklahoma businesses, economic growth and job creation according to the non-partisan Research Institute for Economic Development (REID).

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OKLAHOMA CITY – Sen. Ron Sharp has received his fourth perfect REID score following the 2020 legislative session.  After eight years in office, the Shawnee Republican continues to be the business community’s top champion in the legislature supporting and advocating for legislation that promotes job creation and economic growth. Sharp holds a cumulative REID score of 96. Only one legislator has a higher cumulative score, and that is Sen.

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OKLAHOMA CITY – The Oklahoma State Senate joined the Oklahoma Blood Institute (OBI) on Thursday to host a blood drive for Senate members and staffers aiming to alleviate the shortage of blood caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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OKLAHOMA CITY – The Senate Democratic Caucus released the following joint statement on Tuesday, with additional comments issued by Senators Kevin Matthews and George Young:

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OKLAHOMA CITY – Legislative leaders on Thursday filed an action with the Oklahoma Supreme Court in response to a recent federal court motion by Gov. Kevin Stitt that poses significant risk to states’ rights and the Oklahoma Constitution’s separation of powers.

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OKLAHOMA CITY – Senate Democratic Leader Kay Floyd, D-Oklahoma City, issued a statement Monday on Sen. Allison Ikley-Freeman’s continuing recovery.  The Tulsa Democrat was seriously injured in a collision on the Turner Turnpike while traveling to the state Capitol for the legislative session on May 22.

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OKLAHOMA CITY – On Friday, Senate Democratic Leader Kay Floyd, D-Oklahoma City, sent a letter on behalf of the Oklahoma Senate Democratic Caucus to Gov. Kevin Stitt urging him to take further action on COVID-19 in nursing home and long term care facilities.

 

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OKLAHOMA CITY – Legislation creating the Advanced Mobility Pilot Program, which could further the state’s investment in emerging advanced transportation technologies, was signed into law by the governor on May 19. Sen. Micheal Bergstrom, R-Adair, was the author of Senate Bill 1688.

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OKLAHOMA CITY State Sen. Allison Ikley-Freeman, D-Tulsa, remains in the hospital but is in stable condition.  Senate Democratic Leader Kay Floyd, D-Oklahoma City, issued a statement Tuesday updating Ikley-Freeman’s condition—she was seriously injured Friday morning in a collision on the Turner Turnpike while traveling to the state Capitol for the legislative session.

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OKLAHOMA CITY – Legislation was signed into law Thursday to hold physicians who perform fraudulent abortions solely liable for the wrongful death.  Senate Bill 1728, by Sen. David Bullard, creates the Unborn Person Wrongful Death Act and modifies provisions related to awarding damages resulting from such wrongful deaths.           

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OKLAHOMA CITY – Senate President Pro Tempore Greg Treat, R-Oklahoma City, made the following statement as the 2020 legislative session wound down Friday:

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OKLAHOMA CITY – Senate Democratic Leader Kay Floyd, D-Oklahoma City, issued the following statement Friday:

“Earlier this morning, one of the members of the Senate Democratic Caucus, Senator Allison Ikley-Freeman of Tulsa, was returning to the state Capitol for session and was involved in an accident on the Turner Turnpike.  She was transported to Oklahoma City’s OU Medical Center for care. 

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OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahoma is on its way to having its own Imagination Library—a literacy program providing free books to encourage children to read. Sen.

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