State

Sen. Treat comments on Supreme Court’s ruling on pro-life measure

October 4, 2016

State Sen. Greg Treat, R-Oklahoma City, issued the following statement after the Oklahoma Supreme Court ruled pro-life legislation approved in 2015 was unconstitutional because it covered multiple subjects.  Treat was principal author of Senate Bill 642. “The Oklahoma Supreme Court too often wields its power to strike down good legislation because a bill doesn’t suit […]

Contract awarded for work on bridge and approaches in Creek County

September 23, 2016

OKLAHOMA CITY – A contract was awarded for bridge and approach work in Creek County, Sen. Brian Bingman and Rep. Dennis Casey recently announced. According to the Oklahoma Department of Transportation, the project will involve bridge and approach work on SH-51 over the Cimarron River about three and a half miles east of the SH-99 […]

Sickle Cell 5K and education fair slated for Saturday, Sept. 17 at State Capitol

September 15, 2016

An education fair and 5K to raise funds and awareness to aid Oklahomans with sickle cell disease (SCD) will be held at the Oklahoma State Capitol this comingSaturday, September 17 at 9 a.m. The event is sponsored by the organization Supporters of Families with Sickle Cell Disease as part of National Sickle Cell Awareness month. […]

Senate Democratic Leader John Sparks comments on lawsuit to order governor to return $140.8 million to state agencies

August 10, 2016

OKLAHOMA CITY – Senate Democratic Leader John Sparks, D-Norman, issued the following comments on a lawsuit filed Tuesday asking the Supreme Court to order the governor to return $140.8 million in “extra money” that was “found” by the governor’s fiscal staff back to the state agencies from where it was cut: “I’ve said it before […]

Oklahoma Legislative Black Caucus to create endowed scholarship honoring state’s first black senator

August 5, 2016

Sen. Kevin Matthews, chairman of Oklahoma’s Legislative Black Caucus, said members are creating a $10,000 endowed scholarship at Langston University to honor the life and work of E. Melvin Porter, Oklahoma’s first black member of the state Senate.  Porter died July 26 at the age of 86.  Matthews will formally announce the creation of the […]

Senate Leader Announces Interim Legislative Studies

August 4, 2016

The leader of the Oklahoma Senate announced on Wednesday 36 requests for interim legislative studies. The study requests were approved by Senate President Pro Tempore Brian Bingman, R-Sapulpa. The studies have been assigned to the Senate committee with jurisdiction over the subject matter contained within the request. The committee chairman will be responsible for scheduling […]

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