Press Releases

Showing: August, 2003

(Oklahoma City) Senate President Pro Tempore Cal Hobson has appointed Anne M. Roberts of Norman to a four-year term on the governing board of the Oklahoma Health Care Authority.

Roberts is the executive director of the Oklahoma Institute for Child Advocacy, a non-partisan statewide organization committed to improving the lives and life chances of children and youth through system change at the local and state level. She has held that position since 1989.
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State Senator Mike Morgan, chairman of the Legislative Oversight Committee on State Budget Performance, said he was pleased with the initial meeting of the group charged with implementing zerobased budgeting in Oklahoma.
I would say for a first meeting, this went very, very well. I think the overriding thing that became clear today was that we have a very large task in front of us. Theres going to be a lot of information for the members to work with, and this is going to be a big job, said Morgan, DStillwater. read more.

(Oklahoma City) Senate President Pro Tempore Cal Hobson has appointed Ada oilman Steven Michael “Mike” Cantrell to the Grand River Dam Authority.

“I am pleased to be able to add Mr. Cantrell to this important board. His contributions to the energy industry in Oklahoma and his volunteer efforts with organizations committed to making his hometown and this state a better place to live will make him an asset to the Grand River Dam Authority,” said Hobson, D-Lexington.
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State Capitol, Oklahoma City With a new joint legislative committee on zerobased budgeting scheduled to hold its firstever meeting on Monday, the Republican leaders of the House of Representatives and Senate praised its creation as part of the bipartisan budget agreement reached during the last legislative session. Senate Republican Leader James A. read more.

(Oklahoma City) -- The newly created Legislative Oversight Committee on State Budget Performance will hold its first meeting Monday, August 25, Senate Appropriations Chairman Mike Morgan announced Wednesday.

“Zero-based budgeting was a major issue in Governor Henry’s campaign a year ago. We established this committee through legislation last spring to change the way the Legislature approaches writing the budget. We’re going to examine every dollar appropriated to every state agency,” Morgan said.
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Senator Robert Milacek, R-Enid, announced today that he will not seek re-election to the Senate District 19 seat in 2004. Senate District 19 includes Garfield, Kingfisher, and Logan Counties.

“After much thought, consideration and consultation with my family, I have decided not to seek a third Senate term in 2004. I will be working with our leadership and party officials to ensure that we keep this seat for the Republican Party,” said Senator Milacek.
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Senate Announces Interim Studies

Issues ranging from judicial campaign finance reform to for-profit after school programs at public schools will be the topics of a series of interim studies conducted by the Oklahoma State Senate in the coming months.

Senate President Pro Tempore Cal Hobson announced the approval of the interim studies today and said the special committee work will help lawmakers prepare for the 2004 legislative session.
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