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Sen. Mary B. Boren’s Press Releases

Showing: January, 2021

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.

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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”.

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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”.

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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.

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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.

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