OKLAHOMA CITY – Last year, the legislature approved a $2 per hour pay increase for “behind the wall” personnel at the Department of Corrections (DOC) but hundreds of employees were inadvertently excluded. To address the oversight, Sen.read more.
OKLAHOMA CITY – This week, the State Board of Education must begin authorizing out-of-state teaching certificates after Senate Bill 1125 was signed into law Monday. The bill, by Sen. Adam Pugh, R-Edmond, will help increase the number of teachers in the state by recognizing valid out-of-state teaching certificates, with no other requirements except a criminal history record check.
OKLAHOMA CITY – Sen. Adam Pugh and Sen.read more.
Sen. Adam Pugh, Chair of the Legislative Aerospace Caucus, is applauding the University of Oklahoma’s announcement of the addition of two new graduate programs in aerospace and defense through the Michael F. Price College of Business.read more.
A bill to repeal the requirement for threaders to obtain a cosmetology license passed unanimously in the Senate this week. Sen. Adam Pugh, R-Edmond, said Senate Bill 1540 will correct an oversight that is hurting small business owners while providing no training for the popular hair removal practice.read more.
Home-based bakeries and other types of food businesses are one step closer to being able to continue growing their small business without having to rent or buy a commercial property. Sen. read more.
An important criminal justice reform measure made it out of committee late Wednesday and will next be considered by the full Senate. Sen. Adam Pugh is the author of Senate Bill 1456, which directs the Department of Corrections (DOC) to annually review its inmate rehabilitation case plans with all parole-eligible inmates.read more.
The Senate Appropriations Committee approved the Universal Occupational Licensing Recognition Act Wednesday night. Sen. Adam Pugh, R-Edmond, authored the bill to help attract more professionals to move and work in Oklahoma.read more.
Social media has allowed at-home food business owners to reach larger numbers of potential customers, but Oklahoma’s strict regulations have kept many from growing and succeeding. Sen. read more.
The Senate unanimously approved legislation Tuesday to help get more teachers into Oklahoma classrooms. Sen. read more.