OKLAHOMA CITY – Thursday, Senate Democrats called for sustainable use of the one-time $1.13 billion in funding available for state appropriations. This money would be in addition to the nearly $6.4 billion in federal funding coming to Oklahoma from the American Rescue Plan, of which $1.9 billion is going directly to state government.
Monday, the US Treasury Department released guidelines for use of the American Rescue Plan dollars to:read more.
On Wednesday, April 14, Sen. Mary Boren, D-Norman, will be hosting EV (Electric Vehicle) Day at the Oklahoma History Center. The public event will welcome industry leaders from around the state to educate consumers on electric vehicles and Oklahoma’s role in the industry.read more.
Sen. Mary Boren, D-Norman, released the following statement on SB 6 prohibiting the publishing of identifying information of a law enforcement officer with the intent to threaten, intimidate, harass, or stalk the individuals. The bill passed the Senate 39-8.read more.
OKLAHOMA CITY – Earlier this month, the Senate approved legislation codifying the authority of municipalities to adopt ordinances allowing the painting of blue lines and posting of signage to honor law enforcement officers. Sen. Mary Boren tried to amend Senate Bill 834 to include similar recognition by cities and towns for first responders and medical care providers, but her amendment was not allowed to be heard on the Senate floor.read more.
OKLAHOMA CITY – While women are protected from various types of discrimination throughout their education under Title IX, Sen. Mary Boren says the law needs to be stronger to protect expecting mothers in Oklahoma’s colleges and universities.read more.
OKLAHOMA CITY - Nearly 1,000 Oklahomans died in the Vietnam War, and many more were injured. Among those brave souls was U.S. Marine Corp. Private First Class Tommy Wayne Haley of Lexington, who died while in combat. Sen. Mary Boren, D-Norman, has filed Senate Bill 444 to honor Haley’s service and sacrifice by designating the bridge over Chouteau Creek on U.S. Highway 77 in Cleveland County as the “Tommy Wayne Haley Memorial Bridge”.
OKLAHOMA CITY – Sen. Mary Boren, D-Norman, has filed legislation to allow Oklahoma voters to raise the standard for public school funding in the state constitution. Senate Joint Resolution 9 would create a state question to require the legislature to “make suitable provision for the support and maintenance of an efficient and equitable system of free public schools”.read more.
The state Department of Education (SDE) shared its FY’22 budget request of $2.41 billion, an increase of $110.8 million over its FY’21 budget, to the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Education Monday. Sen. Mary Boren, D-Norman, is a member of the committee and released the following statement regarding the agency’s budget request.read more.
Sen. Mary Boren, D-Norman, released the following statement regarding her vote against the adoption of Senate rules Tuesday, which she believes fall short of supporting efforts to prevent the spread of COVID-19 during Senate proceedings.read more.
OKLAHOMA CITY – State Sen. Mary Boren, D-Norman, believes that Oklahoma’s economic recovery will be strengthened by the success of two state agencies: the Oklahoma Department of Career and Technology Education and the Oklahoma Physicians Manpower Training Commission (PMTC).