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OKLAHOMA CITY – Senate Democratic Leader Kay Floyd announced Wednesday her caucus has elected Sen. Julia Kirt to follow Floyd into that leadership role for the 60th Oklahoma Legislature. Sen. Michael Brooks was chosen to succeed Sen. Kevin Matthews as Democratic caucus chair. Due to term limits, the 59th Oklahoma Legislature will be the last for both Floyd and Matthews, who will continue to serve in their Senate leadership roles until they leave office in November of 2024.

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OKLAHOMA CITY – Sen. David Bullard, R-Durant, filed legislation recently to better protect the Second Amendment rights of Oklahomans when purchasing firearms.

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OKLAHOMA CITY – Democratic lawmakers representing the communities of Norman and Stillwater, home to the state’s two largest public universities, the University of Oklahoma and Oklahoma State University, issued the following statements Wednesday regarding the governor’s executive order on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) programs in state agencies and higher educa

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OKLAHOMA CITY – In the wake of Senator Standridge’s Interim Study on October 18, looking at DEI practices in our universities and colleges, Standridge has filed four pieces of legislation to adopt laws that will stop this discrim

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OKLAHOMA CITY- On Wednesday, Sen. Micheal Bergstrom, R-Adair, filed Senate Bill 1228, a measure that would outline a pathway to eliminate the Oklahoma state income tax.

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OKLAHOMA CITY- Sen. Brenda Stanley, R-Midwest City, served as the Senate author of House Bill 1542 in the 2023 legislative session, which allows school cafeterias and restaurants to donate their extra food without the fear of civil liability. The bill took effect on Nov.

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OKLAHOMA CITY- On Monday, Sen. Micheal Bergstrom, R-Adair, filed Senate Bill 1217, a critical initiative aimed at fortifying oversight and accountability within state agencies.

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Contact: Democratic Leader Kay Floyd
Capitol: (405) 521-5610
Kay.Floyd@oksenate.gov


OKLAHOMA CITY –Senate Democratic Leader Kay Floyd issued the following statement Monday regarding Senate leadership’s plan for a new budget process.

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Contact: Democratic Leader Kay Floyd
Capitol: (405) 521-5610
Kay.Floyd@oksenate.gov


OKLAHOMA CITY –Senate Democratic Leader Kay Floyd issued the following statement Tuesday regarding Senate leadership’s plan for a new budget process.

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Senate President Pro Tem Greg Treat held a press conference on Monday, December 4, 2023.

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OKLAHOMA CITY – Senate Pro Tem Greg Treat, R-Oklahoma City, today released the Senate’s plan for more budget transparency and an estimated timeline for the Senate’s new budget proposal.

The Senate appropriations subcommittee members will begin analyzing agency budgets and program performance measures beginning tomorrow in open meetings. This process will go through the end of January. All meetings will be open and livestreamed on the Senate website.

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OKLAHOMA CITY – Senate Pro Tem Greg Treat, R-Oklahoma City, today expressed frustration after the Oklahoma Tax Commission delayed the application start date for the Parental Choice Tax Credit.  

The application start has been moved from today, Friday, Dec. 1 to Wednesday, Dec. 6.   

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OKLAHOMA CITY – Senate Pro Tem Greg Treat, R-Oklahoma City, today released the following statement on the beginning of the initial application period for the Parental Choice Tax Credit program passed last session. 

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OKLAHOMA CITY – The National Foundation for Women Legislators (NFWL) has chosen two Oklahoma Senate members to receive the organization’s Elected Women of Excellence Award. Sen. Carri Hicks, D-Oklahoma City, and Sen. Julia Kirt, D-Oklahoma City, were named by the non-partisan, non-profit organization as 2023 recipients.

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OKLAHOMA CITY- Sen. Paul Rosino, R-Oklahoma City, released the following statement denouncing three former caretakers who allegedly abused patients at the Robert M. Greer Center in Enid, a facility for adults with mental illness and developmental disabilities.  

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OKLAHOMA CITY – Sen. Julia Kirt, a member of the Oversight Committee for the Legislative Office of Fiscal Transparency (LOFT), issued the following statement after the watchdog agency presented its review of the Office of Management and Enterprise Services (OMES). The agency was proposed in 2011 to streamline government functions, creating efficiencies and cost-savings by eliminating duplication of services and leveraging purchasing power.

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OKLAHOMA CITY- Sen. Paul Rosino, R-Oklahoma City, filed Senate Bill 1205 Tuesday to help state agencies resolve IT issues more efficiently.

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OKLAHOMA CITY – As Oklahomans prepare to celebrate Veteran’s Day, Sen. Adam Pugh, R-Edmond, filed legislation Thursday to honor veterans killed in action by protecting the benefits of their surviving spouses.

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Contact: Democratic Leader Kay Floyd

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OKLAHOMA CITY- Sen. Dave Rader, R-Tulsa, was named a 2023 recipient of the University of Tulsa’s Distinguished Alumni award. Rader was honored during the university’s homecoming festivities, held Nov. 2-4.

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