A legislative task force to review the 2005 Achieving Classroom Excellence (ACE) Act will hold its first meeting on Tuesday, August 25 at the State Capitol.
Sen. John Ford, Senate Education Chair, was author of the legislation creating the task force to conduct a comprehensive review of ACE and determine whether the program should be modified to better meet its objectives. The task force will be co-chaired by Representative Ann Coody, R-Lawton.read more.
State Sen. Randy Brogdon said he was extremely disappointed by Tuesdays ruling by an Oklahoma County District Court. Judge Vicki Robertson overturned a 2008 state law requiring a woman to undergo an ultrasound before receiving an abortion.
This kind of judicial activism undermines representative form of government. The people of this state elected us to write laws and create public policy on their behalf, said Brogdon, R-Owasso. Despite this lower court decision, I am completely confident that the legislation we approved in 2008 is constitutional.read more.