Pat Campbell 1170 KFAQ session updates

Pat Campbell 1170 KFAQ session updates

This year during our legislative session I had the opportunity to give regular updates on KFAQ Thursday mornings. It was an honor to be invited by Pat Campbell to participate on his show and help keep his listeners informed about the happenings at the State Capitol.

If you missed any of the live broadcasts you can find links below to archives of the last two shows along with a description of the topic being discussed. I can’t thank Pat Campbell enough for including me, and would …

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Final Days of Session

Final Days of Session

Session is winding down and our attention has been on the budget, conference committee reports, and House amendments.

We have spent a majority of our time this past week in the Joint Committee on Appropriations and Budget as well as the General Conference Committee on Appropriations trying to choose how best to close the $611 million budget gap.

If a budget agreement can be reached early this coming week, we should be able to adjourn early this Friday, May 22 – saving the state from having to pay for …

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Session update

Session update

Session is racing by with only five or six weeks left depending on when we adjourn. If we can get all of the bills taken care of and a budget approved, we could possibly end session early, which would save the state money.  Given our revenue shortfall, every penny we can save is a blessing.

As of Friday morning, the governor had signed nearly 70 bills including HB 1749, which I carried in the Senate.  It prohibits any state agency from making payroll deductions on behalf …

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Bill Update

We’re entering into the sixth week of session and the deadline for bill consideration by the full Senate.  Of the 850 bill that were filed, only 400 made it through the committee process.

Fifteen of my bills were approved in committee.  Eleven of those have already been approved by the full Senate and are now awaiting consideration in House committees.

SB 56 removes the requirement of including a social security number on an application for a firearm.  SB 86 expands the documents that can be used to prove a voter’s …

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Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving

Most people are familiar with the story of the Pilgrims and the hardships they faced, as well as the time they set aside for celebration and giving of thanks which we now celebrate as Thanksgiving. Few are aware of the document written by the Pilgrims that served as the constitution for their colony. It is a great document that reveals the reason for the Pilgrim’s journey and their plans for the New World. As you take time to give thanks for all the wonderful things …

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Swearing-in Ceremony Details

Swearing-in Ceremony Details

The swearing-in ceremony for the Oklahoma State Senate and State House of Representatives will be as follows:

Wednesday, November 14th, 2012
Oklahoma State Capitol Building
2300 North Lincoln Boulevard, Oklahoma City, OK

House ceremony at 11:00am in the House Chamber
Senate ceremony at 12:00 noon in the Senate Chamber

Free parking is available in the lot south of the Capitol, as well as the east lot. Those using the south lot can enter the Capitol building just east of the south stairs outside. There should be signs with directions, however once …

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Voter Guide

Voter Guide

Many people have asked about how they should vote in the upcoming election seeing as there is much more on the ballot than just the presidential election. We also have 6 state questions, 2 Tulsa County propositions, and many judges to vote to retain or not. While different people will both agree and disagree with these suggestions, they are simply suggestions. You must ultimately decide how to cast your ballot, and this information is provided so that you can be better informed when you vote. …

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Thank you!

Thank you!

Thank you all!

As you’ve probably heard by now, we scored a huge win in the run-off election last week. The results showed our victory at 53.9% to our opponent’s 46.1%. We are honored by all the support we received throughout this campaign- from the volunteers that gave so much of their time, to the donors who gave of their finances, and to everyone that got out and voted. All glory goes to God, and all our thanks and appreciation goes to those who have stood …

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Help Us WIN the Run Off

Help Us WIN the Run Off

Your donation of $10 will help us reach 20 houses, or a donation of $50 will help us reach 100 households with a potential of up to 200 voters!

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Happy Flag Day!

Happy Flag Day!

Most people don’t celebrate Flag Day. That may be because the flag means different things to different people- to some it is a sign of honor, to others a sign of freedom, and to children in our schools it is often just a symbol to which they pledge.

Yet in the pledge of allegiance, it isn’t just to the flag that they are pledging, but to “the Republic for which it stands”. Our flag means many things to many people, but it is foremost a sign …

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