OKLAHOMA CITY - Senator Howard Hendrick (R-Bethany) is stepping down from his post as State Senator from District 52. Hendrick has been selected to take over the reins of the Oklahoma Department of Human Services.
"My appointment as Director of the Department of Human Services presents a tremendous challenge both personally and professionally," said Senator Hendrick. "During my years in the Senate, I have taken particular interest in this agency and I count it an honor to have been selected to lead DHS into the next century."read more.
OKLAHOMA CITY - Governor Frank Keating has vetoed a measure that would have perfected the state's position to restore high speed passenger rail service to Oklahoma.
In vetoing Senate Bill 848, Governor Keating is robbing the people of Oklahoma of a means of transportation enjoyed by 48 other states. Senator Dave Herbert, who has led the passenger rail movement in Oklahoma for the past four years, is expressing disappointment in what he calls "the Governor's lack of vision for Oklahoma."read more.