Improvements to US-81 in Kingfisher began this week and state Senator Darcy Jech is applauding the kickoff of the long-anticipated project. Sen. Jech, R-Kingfisher and Rep. Mike Sanders, R-Kingfisher represent the district impacted by the work.read more.
State Sen. Roger Thompson has been appointed to serve on the Executive Committee of the Southern Legislative Conference (SLC) of the Council of State Governments (CSG). The appointment was made by Senate President Pro Tempore Mike Schulz who also named Thompson to the Fiscal Affairs and Government Operations committee.read more.
OKLAHOMA CITY – Gov. Mary Fallin recently held a ceremonial signing of Senate Bill 922 directing the Oklahoma Department of Veterans Affairs (ODVA) to establish the Oklahoma Women Veterans Program. The measure, by Sen. Frank Simpson and Rep. Tommy Hardin, will ensure that women veterans have equitable access to federal and state veterans’ benefits and services.read more.
OKLAHOMA CITY- Senate Democratic Leader John Sparks released the following statement on the Oklahoma Supreme Court’s decision to declare Referendum Petition 25, State Question 799 invalid and stricken from the ballot:read more.
Tulsa Senator Kevin Matthews has announced a press conference tomorrow morning, June 19th at 10:30 at Greenwood and Archer in Tulsa to honor the “Juneteenth” holiday and celebrate legislation he co-authored to teach students about the historic event in Oklahoma schools.read more.
Online driver insurance verification system upgraded
OKLAHOMA CITY – According to the Department of Public Safety (DPS), in 2017, around 600,000 or 26% of Oklahomans were driving without insurance, which is against the law. In order to get more Oklahomans insured, the legislature passed and the governor signed Senate Bill 115 by Sen. Ron Sharp last year.read more.
OKLAHOMA CITY The legislature approved much-needed pay raises for teachers and school support staff this year. Sen. Rob Standridge and other legislators are growing concerned after hearing plans by multiple districts that want to give their administrators pay raises meant for support staff. The legislators want to ensure the pay raises are dispersed correctly and want to encourage the public to hold local school boards and administrators accountable as these decisions are made in the next few weeks and months.read more.
Sen. Allison Ikley-Freeman announced this week she will host several town hall meetings throughout Senate District 37 in the coming months, with the first of seven set for June 16 in Sand Springs at the Charles Page Public Library from 1:30-2:30pm. Additional meeting dates include:read more.
OKLAHOMA CITY – State Senator Micheal Bergstrom and several of his fellow legislators attended the annual American Legion Boys State Legislative Forum this week, held at the NEO A&M campus in Miami on Wednesday, May 30.
Bergstrom was joined by State Representatives Mike Sanders, Scott Fetgatter, Ben Loring, as well as State Senator J.J. Dossett for the annual political roundtable discussion to address issues, ideology and the importance of being an educated and fact-based voter.read more.