The full Senate has passed legislation that would allow absent students who complete assigned instructional activities or engage in online curriculum or programs provided by the school district to be counted as “in attendance.”read more.
A dangerous five-mile stretch of U.S. Highway 59 (State Highway 9) in LeFlore County was finally advanced on the Oklahoma Department of Transportation’s $6.5 billion 2020-2027 Eight-Year Construction Work Plan. Local officials and citizens have been eagerly awaiting the road repairs for several years. According to ODOT, the section of four-lane highway has been delayed in the plan since 2005 because of alignment issues, increased costs and state and federal budget cuts.
OKLHOMA CITY – State Sen. Mark Allen has received a score of 100 percent on the 41st annual Oklahoma Conservative Index. Allen, R-Spiro, was one of only four members of the State Legislature to receive a perfect score.
In addition to his perfect voting record on conservative issues, Allen was also the authored of one of the ten bills that resulted in this year’s index ratings.read more.
State Sen. Mark Allen, R-Spiro, is reminding citizens that a new state law takes effect July 1 requiring drivers to carry their certificates of registration in their vehicle at all times. It’s part of Senate Bill 1339 which also changes current law so that when a car or truck is sold, the tag stays with the owner instead of the vehicle.
“These changes are currently the law in 42 other states,” Allen explained. “This change will help prevent turnpike tickets and other citations from going to people who no longer own that vehicle.”read more.
Sen. Mark Allen has begun his third term after being officially sworn in during a special oath of office ceremony at the Capitol on Wednesday.read more.
This Saturday, September 22 is our nation’s 46th annual National Hunting and Fishing Day (NHFD). As Co-Chair of the Oklahoma Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus and member of the 48-state National Assembly of Sportsmen’s Caucuses, my fellow Caucus Co-Chairs Senator J.J. Dossett, Representative Mike Sanders, Representative Johnny Tadlock and I are proud to celebrate the time-honored traditions of hunting and angling. We are also pleased to recognize the historical and ongoing contributions of our state’s original conservationists – sportsmen and women.
Senator Mark Allen’s office has been apprised that president of the Oklahoma Trucking Association Jim Newport has been communicating with legislators and truckers about Senate Bill 1380. “There appears to be some misunderstanding about the bill that I’d like to clear up,” said Allen.read more.
Sen. Mark Allen, chair of the Senate Energy Committee, announced Thursday there would be a second meeting of the 2018 Energy Summit to examine the economic impact of alternative energies in Oklahoma, including wind, solar, hydropower and electric. The second meeting will be held on Wednesday, January 31, at 10:00 a.m. in Room 535 of the state Capitol. The meeting will be live-streamed.read more.
The energy industry is one of the key pillars of Oklahoma’s economy and Senator Mark Allen has planned an energy summit at the Oklahoma Capitol to hear directly from the industry on the positive impact it has on the state’s economy.