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OK Senate On Deck

OK Senate On Deck: 2020 Session Recap

Senate President Pro Tem Greg Treat recaps the 2020 legislative session, highlighted by the COVID-19 quarantine. The pandemic posed serious challenges this year from a shortened session to a huge budget shortfall, and Senator Treat gives us his insight into how the Senate managed those obstacles. We also touch on what’s On Deck during the summer and fall in the Senate.

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OK Senate On Deck: Sen Greg Treat talks COLAs & Senate floor work

Pension reform and cost of living adjustments (COLAs) are a big topic this year in the Oklahoma Legislature, and in this episode of On Deck, Senator Treat tells us about a new COLA proposal making its way through the legislative process. The action in the Senate is focused on the floor as March 12 is the deadline for Senate bills to make it off the floor for them to remain alive this session. Senator Treat tells us what to expect this week on the Senate floor.

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OK Senate On Deck: Deadline week

Deadline week! This past week was the deadline for Senate bills to advance out of committee to continue in the legislative process. Senator Greg Treat walks us through that process and tells about a couple of his bills that made it out of committee this week. Senator Treat also tells about a very special moment this week as the Oklahoma Senate celebrated the 100th anniversary of the day Oklahoma became the 33rd state to ratify the 19th Amendment, giving women the right to vote.

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OK Senate On Deck: state budget update, and a big health care breakthrough

On this episode of Oklahoma Senate On Deck, Senator Greg Treat walks us through the latest budget numbers to be released. We also talk about two of Senator Treat's bills: one to consolidate the Oklahoma Department of Transportation and the Oklahoma Turnpike Authority; and the other deals with modernizing the Merit Protection Commission. It's an issue that's been talked about for years at the Oklahoma Capitol, and this week the Senate took a big leap forward by passing a bill dealing with Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists. Senator Treat gives us some of the history of this bill.

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OK Senate On Deck, Ep. 38: Session Preview, health care, and Bernie Sanders

Want to know what to expect in the 2020 session? We’ve got you covered. Senator Greg Treat, leader of the Oklahoma Senate, gives a preview. We also discus Governor Kevin Stitt’s big health care announcement, with the announcement of SoonerCare 2.0. Finally, Senator Treat gives us his take on a recent letter on Oklahoma education from everyone’s favorite Democratic socialist, Bernie Sanders.

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OK Senate On Deck, Ep 36: "Redistricting & Federal Grants"

The latest On Deck podcast is here and focuses on Oklahoma redistricting and the importance of accountability when using federal grants. In this episode, Senator Greg Treat explains to us how Oklahomans need to be involved in the 2020 census to make sure all Oklahomans are well represented and also what the legislature is doing to make sure our tax dollars are being spent responsibly.

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OK Senate On Deck, Ep. 35 "Making the Grade"

Along with the President Pro Tem Senator Greg Treat, we have our guest State Superintendent Joy Hofmeister on the show to discuss the importance of student engagement and also to get an update on the impacts of the huge investments by the Legislature into classroom funding and teacher pay raises made this year!

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On Deck, Ep 34 "Data & the Electoral College"

In this latest episode of On Deck, Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs President Jonathan Small joins Pro Tem State Senator Greg Treat to discuss the furthering efforts to use data tracking to increase government efficiencies and also discuss the importance of the Electoral College for our state! #OKSenateOnDeck #OKSenateGOP

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OK Senate On Deck, Ep. 33: "Oklahoma Health Care"

Oklahoma Health Care has been a major topic lately in our state. On this latest On Deck episode, President Pro Tempore Senator Greg Treat and I host the Co-Chair of the Health Care Working Group, Senator Greg McCortney, to discuss Medicaid reform, tribal health clinic services, and all the work that is being done by the Legislature to improve the availability of health care for all Oklahomans!

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OK Senate On Deck - Ep. 32 with Sp. Guest, Senator Paul Scott

Senator Paul Scott joins President Pro Tem Treat on the latest episode of OK Senate On Deck to discuss everything from Foster Care to stopping Robo Calls to the Rush Springs Watermelon Festival.

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OK Senate On Deck, Ep. 31: "Studies & Working Groups"

In this latest On Deck episode, President Pro Tem Senator Greg Treat explains the important role interim studies play in the legislative process and we also discuss a new working group that is being developed to work on the future of Oklahoma Medicaid and health care.

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OK Senate On Deck, Ep. 30: "New Fiscal Year, New Budget"

July 1 marked the start of our new state budget! On this week's #OnDeck podcast, State Senator Greg Treat breaks down his favorite parts of the budget and also discusses the Legislative Office of Fiscal Transparency Oversight Committee! #BrandNewBudgetYear #OKSenateGOP

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OK Senate On Deck, Ep 29 "Criminal Justice Reform"

The latest OK Senate On Deck episode is here! In this week's podcast President Pro Tem Senator Greg Treat breaks down all of the latest Oklahoma Legislature accomplishments from this year that have furthered the fight for Criminal Justice Reform and also gives us a vision for the future in this area.

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On Deck, Ep 28 "Government Reforms"

Government Reforms are the focus on this week's OK Senate On Deck podcast! President Pro Tem Greg Treat walks us through all of the biggest reforms that were enacted this year that have enabled our state government to be more transparent and efficient!

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OK Senate On Deck, Ep 27: "Session Highlights"

This week's On Deck video focuses on all the key legislative highlights that were accomplished this year to make our state even better!

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OK Senate On Deck, Ep. 26: "Budget Announced!"

The FY'2020 State Budget has been agreed upon and announced! On this latest episode of OK Senate On Deck, Senator Greg Treat explains to us why the key focuses in this budget agreement were on #Education, #GovernmentReforms, and #PublicSafety!

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OK Senate ON DECK, Ep. 25: "Nearing the Finish Line"

In this week's On Deck episode, Senator Roger Thompson joins President Pro Tem Greg Treat to discuss all the latest budget news! We will get into Education funding, Criminal Justice Reform, and even how much the Senate expects to put into Savings this year.

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OK Senate On Deck, Ep 24 "Budget Update"

On this week's #OnDeck episode, Senate President Pro Tem Greg Treat gives us the latest news going on in budget negotiations. #OKSenateGOP

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OK Senate On DECK, Ep. 23: "Lawsuit Reform"

On this week's episode of OK Senate On Deck, Senate Judiciary Chairwoman Senator Julie Daniels joins President Pro Tempore Senator Greg Treat to discuss the OK #SupremeCourt's rulings on cases and all the progress that has been made to make Oklahoma a more business friendly state!

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On Deck, Ep 22: "COLAs & Deadline Week"

COLAs & Deadline Week! In the latest episode of #OnDeck with President Pro Tem Greg Treat, he explains that latest news on COLAs for retirees and also gives us some insight on what is to be expected during deadline week the next few days!

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On Deck, Ep. 21 - Special Guest: Senator Bill Coleman

Senator Bill Coleman substitutes on the show for President Pro Tem Greg Treat. This week we get to know Senator Coleman more and also talk about the #CriminalJusticeReform measures he is fighting for this year in the Senate!

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On Deck, Ep. 20: "Pensions & Stuff"

Joining President Pro Tem Greg Treat this week on the latest episode of On Deck is Senator Jason Smalley! Senator Smalley helps us to understand the Pensions topic and explains all the different variables that must be considered before any actions can be taken.

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On Deck, Ep. 19 with Special Guest: Senator Kim David

Senator Kim David joins President Pro Tem Greg Treat this week on the latest episode of #OnDeck to discuss the latest updates on #ConstitutionalCarry and several other topics!

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On Deck, Ep 18 "Grand Champion"

In this week's On Deck episode, we discuss Pension Reform, Government Accountability, Budget Updates, and Pro Tem Greg Treat shows off his Grand Champion Trophy he won at the Oklahoma Youth Expo!

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OK Senate On Deck, Ep. 17: with Special Guest, Lt. Governor Matt Pinnell

Joining President Pro Tem Greg Treat this week on our latest episode of #OKSenateOnDeck is Lieutenant Governor Matt Pinnell!

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On Deck, Ep 16 "Government Accountability"

Huge changes are being made on the leadership structure of our state agencies! Check out this week’s On Deck episode with Pro Tem Greg Treat to hear his thoughts on why this is such a monumental deal for Oklahoma moving forward.

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OK Senate On Deck, Ep. 15: "Committees Done, Floor Work Ahead"

In this week's OK Senate On Deck episode, Pro Tem Greg Treat talks about legislation involving Government Accountability, Budget Transparency, continued Education Investments, and Criminal Justice Reform. Find out the key bills that he says will cause big advancements for our state!

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OK Senate On Deck, Ep. 14: Week 3 Recap

5-Day school weeks, Pro-Life Legislation, and Constitutional Carry — We cover it all this week in OK Senate On Deck with Pro Tem Senator Greg Treat!

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OK Senate On Deck, Episode 13

In this week’s OK Senate On Deck podcast with President Pro Tempore Senator Greg Treat, we discuss the events from last week and focus in on abortion legislation and the status of medical marijuana in our state.

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OK Senate On Deck, Ep. 12: "Week 1 Recap"

In this week’s OK Senate On Deck, Senator Treat talks about his thoughts one Rose Day, the Governor’s State of the State address, and looks ahead to what’s next for the OK Senate.

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On Deck, Ep 11 Agenda Points

Senator Greg Treat sits with us this week to further explain the OK Senate Republicans' Top 4 Agenda Points that will be focused on this Legislative Session.

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OK Senate On Deck, Ep. 10: "Lindsey Nicole Henry Scholarship"

This week’s OK Senate On Deck episode focuses on a bill that can have massive impacts on the lives of students who are most in need.

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OK Senate On Deck, Ep.9: "Legislation Filing Deadline"

In this week's OK Senate On Deck video Pro Tem Greg Treat talks about all the legislation he has filed this year and also gives some insight on other bills he's excited about.

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OK Senate On Deck, Ep. 8: "Organizational Day"

The 57th Legislative Session is right around the corner! In this week's On Deck episode, State Senator Greg Treat talks about all the preparation being made right now in the Senate and also comments on the legislation that has been filed so far.

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OK Senate On Deck, Ep. 7 "BOE Meeting Recap"

In this Christmas week episode of OK Senate On Deck episode, Senator Greg Treat explains why he's hesitantly optimistic about the potential $612 million surplus in new state funding for next year.

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OK Senate On Deck, Ep. 6 "Still Work to be Done"

In this week's episode of OK Senate On Deck, Senator Treat reviews a few of the greatest Oklahoma accomplishments the Legislature has proposed just within the past few years.

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OK Senate On Deck, Episode 5 - "LOFT"

In this week's episode we talk about what Senator Treat's proposed bill, dubbed the "LOFT Bill", will do for the state of Oklahoma. This Legislative Watchdog is designed to increase Accountability and Efficiencies while reducing wasteful spending.

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OK Senate On Deck, Episode 3: "Caucus Retreat"

In this short episode of OK Senate On Deck, Senator Treat recaps the 2018 Republican Caucus Retreat and also gives us an inside look into his Thanksgiving family traditions!

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OK Senate On Deck

Senator Treat discusses implementing a Legislative Budget Office to increase government transparency & efficiencies in this episode of OK Senate On Deck.

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OK Senate On Deck: Special Edition with U.S. Senator James Lankford

Special Edition with U.S. Senator James Lankford. We discuss 2018 election results and each of their visions for the state moving into 2019.

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OK Senate On Deck: Episode 1 "The New Leader"

Senator Treat talks about transparency, his role as Pro Tem designee, and his vision for Oklahoma moving forward.

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