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OKLAHOMA CITY – Members of the Legislature met in joint session on Tuesday as part of their annual recognition of the Oklahoma National Guard.  Senate Democratic Leader Kay Floyd extended her thanks to the more than 8,600 men and women who serve, and to those who have served since before Oklahoma officially entered the union.

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OKLAHOMA CITY – State Sen. Rob Standridge, R-Norman, is calling on the Oklahoma Republican Party to join him in denouncing the recent indictment of 45th President Donald J. Trump. 

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Senate President Pro Tem Greg Treat held a press conference on Thursday, April 6, 2023, at 1:15 p.m.

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Senate Democrats held a press conference on April 6, 2023, at 12:00 p.m. 

Speakers included:

Sen. Carri Hicks, D-Oklahoma City

Sen. Julia Kirt, D-Oklahoma City

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OKLAHOMA CITY – Senate Pro Tem Greg Treat, R-Oklahoma City, is calling on House Speaker Charles McCall to end the political games and rhetoric surrounding the Senate and House education plans.

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OKLAHOMA CITY - The Oklahoma State Senate today gave passage to its historic $700 million education package. 

Senators voted overwhelmingly on both measures 40 – to – 7 on House Bill 1935 and 46 – to – 2 on House Bill 2775, approving the single largest appropriations increase to education in state history, sending it back to the House of Representatives. 

Senate Pro Tem Greg Treat, R-Oklahoma City, said the Senate did its job and delivered for teachers, children and parents. 

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Senate President Pro Tem Greg Treat held a press conference on Thursday, March 30, 2023, at 1:15 p.m.

Speakers included:

Senate Pro Tempore Greg Treat, R-Oklahoma City

Sen. Adam Pugh, R-Edmond

Sen. David Bullard, R-Durant

Sen. Kristen Thompson, R-Edmond

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Senate Democrats held a press conference on March 30, 2023, at 12:00 p.m. 

Speakers included:

Sen. Jo Anna Dossett, D-Tulsa

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Senate Democratic Leader Kay Floyd, D-Oklahoma City, and Sen. Julia Kirt, D-Oklahoma City, released the following statements about the first meeting of the Select Committee on Business Retention and Economic Development.

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OKLAHOMA CITY – A Senate bill is on its way to the House of Representatives ensuring the long-term maintenance of the state Capitol, governor’s mansion and grounds is strategic and transparent to the public. Senate Bill 141 by Sen.

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Historic investment includes pay raises, school choice measures and local control

OKLAHOMA CITY – Members of the Oklahoma State Senate voted on and approved two proposals today that would represent an historic investment that includes pay raises, school choice measures and local control. 

Two bills totaling approximately $630 million were approved, sending the measures to the Senate floor. The full Senate is expected to vote on the bills Thursday. 

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OKLAHOMA CITY – Sen. Carri Hicks and Sen. Jo Anna Dossett released the following statement regarding House Bill 1935 – a measure that uses taxpayer dollars to subsidize unregulated private schools.

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Sen. Tom Woods, R-Westville, and Sen. Warren Hamilton, R-McCurtain, released the following statement Monday after a special meeting of the Oklahoma Veterans Commission to address the status of the Sallisaw Veterans Home.

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OKLAHOMA CITY – Sen. Joe Newhouse, R-Tulsa, received unanimous approval for Senate Bill 1070 Wednesday, which allows mothers to receive a temporary disability placard to use for six months after giving birth.

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Senate Pro Tem Greg Treat, R-Oklahoma City, today named the members of his previously announced senate economic development select committee and announced the first meeting date.

The meeting will be at the Oklahoma State Capitol on Tuesday, March 28 at 9:30 a.m. in room 535. A live stream will be available for public viewing. The meeting will be organizational in nature, so no public comment will be on the agenda.  

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OKLAHOMA CITY – The Senate gave unanimous approval Thursday to a measure that could potentially save students with diabetes in emergency situations. Senate Bill 147, by Sen.

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OKLAHOMA CITY – The full Senate approved Senate Bill 706 Thursday. Sen. Roland Pederson, R-Burlington, authored the measure that removes jury trials in proceedings to terminate parental rights.

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OKLAHOMA CITY – The Senate continued their efforts Thursday to improve public safety within the medical marijuana industry. Sen.

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OKLAHOMA CITY – The full Senate has given unanimous approval to legislation to ensure missing child and manhunt cases will include the resources of the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation (OSBI) and the Department of Public Safety (DPS) early in such searches. Sen.

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OKLAHOMA CITY – The Senate overwhelmingly passed a pro-family measure Wednesday that protects women’s freedom to access birth control. Senate Bill 368, by Sen. Jessica Garvin, R-Duncan, and Rep.

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