OKLAHOMA CITY – On Wednesday, the Senate Education Committee learned what accommodations are provided to pregnant students and young families in Oklahoma’s high schools, colleges and CareerTech system. The study was requested by Sen. Mary Boren, D-Norman, who wants to ensure young mothers and fathers are given every opportunity to finish their education and see how the Legislature may be able to further help these young parents achieve their education goals.
After hearing stories of lost scholarships and unearned degrees, Sen. Mary Boren, D-Norman, is hosting an interim study to learn how Oklahoma can better accommodate pregnant students in high school, college, and CareerTech.read more.
OKLAHOMA CITY – The Senate Business, Commerce and Tourism Committee learned about the transportation needs of Oklahomans with disabilities Wednesday in a study requested by Sen. Mary Boren. The Norman Democrat said she was disturbed to learn of the lack of adequate disability transportation around the state that is negatively impacting thousands of citizens.read more.
OKLAHOMA CITY – Sen. Mary Boren had the opportunity to represent Oklahoma as a judge for the 2021 State Transformation in Action Recognition (STAR) Award at the 75th Southern Legislative Conference (SLC) Annual Meeting in Nashville July 10-14. The Norman Democrat was joined by 14 other legislators and legislative staff representing their member states.read more.
OKLAHOMA CITY - Sen. Mary Boren, D-Norman, released the following statement regarding the passing of her father, Donald Max Brown, on Thursday. Mr. Brown, who resided in Perry, Oklahoma, worked as the County Administrator for the Noble County Department of Human Services from 1979 to 2004, but worked throughout Tillman, Greer, and Noble Counties. Prior to working for DHS, he was a house parent at the Tipton Children’s Home from 1974-1979. He served as an Elder of the Perry Church of Christ until his health declined in 2018.read more.
OKLAHOMA CITY – Sen. Mary Boren has requested three interim studies that received approval last week by the Senate Pro Tempore. These meetings allow legislators to hear from industry experts, government agencies and private citizens to have a broader understanding of an issue and decide whether legislative action is needed.read more.
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.