Sen. Nathan Dahm, R-Broken Arrow, Sen. Dave Rader, R-Tulsa, Sen. Joe Newhouse, R-Tulsa, and Sen. John Haste, R-Broken Arrow, released the following statements congratulating Union High School math teacher Rebecka Peterson on being named the 2023 National Teacher of the Year.read more.
OKLAHOMA CITY – Sen. John Haste, R-Broken Arrow, chair of the Senate Aeronautics and Transportation Committee, Rep. Nicole Miller, R-Edmond, chair of the House Appropriations and Budget Transportation Subcommittee, and Rep.read more.
OKLAHOMA CITY – Sen. John Haste, R-Broken Arrow, has been appointed to the Oklahoma Commission on Opioid Abuse by Senate President Pro Tempore Greg Treat.read more.
OKLAHOMA CITY – Sen. John Haste has been chosen to chair the Senate’s Aeronautics and Transportation Committee for the 59th Legislature. Formally called the Senate Transportation Committee, the policy panel has been restructured to highlight the increasing impact of the aviation industry in Oklahoma, the state’s second leading economic driver.read more.
OKLAHOMA CITY – Sen. John Haste has been sworn in for a second term in the Oklahoma Senate.read more.
OKLAHOMA CITY – The full Senate has given its approval to a measure aimed at addressing Oklahoma’s nursing shortage, which has worsened as a result of the pandemic. Senate Bill 1458 would use $55 million of the state’s American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds to establish grant programs to help 21 state colleges, universities, and technology centers to address this pressing need.read more.
OKLAHOMA CITY – Sen. John Haste, R-Broken Arrow, has been appointed to a national panel addressing health care issues, including better patient care and controlling ever-increasing costs. Haste will work with lawmakers from across the country as part of the National Conference of State Legislature’s Health Innovations Task Force.read more.
OKLAHOMA CITY – Now that Oklahoma’s Imagination Library will be expanding to all 77 counties, the legislators who authored the measure creating the state’s program are working to help spread the news. Sen. John Haste, R-Broken Arrow and Rep. Tammy Townley, R-Ardmore, were co-authors of the 2020 legislation.read more.
OKLAHOMA CITY – Sen. John Haste, R-Broken Arrow, and Rep. Sheila Dills, R-Tulsa, thanked Gov. Kevin Stitt after he signed Senate Bill 968 into law on Monday. The measure would prohibit the release of a recording showing an officer dying in the line of duty unless the court rules the material should be released in specific cases.read more.
The Oklahoma Legislative Mental Health Caucus this week announced an expanded leadership team and two major priorities for the 2022 Oklahoma Legislative Session.
The caucus, which began in 2021 with about 30 members, will expand its bipartisan, bicameral leadership in 2022. Sen. John Haste, R-Broken Arrow, and Rep. Merleyn Bell, D-Norman, will serve as co-chairs alongside the caucus’ founding co-chairs, Sen. Julia Kirt, D-Oklahoma City, and Rep. Josh West, R-Grove.read more.