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Murdock's Minutes

Next spring, households throughout Oklahoma and across the country will begin receiving their 2020 census forms. I cannot overstate the importance for everyone to complete and return their census questionnaires. The census is nothing new – our...

 

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Interim is the time in between the end of one legislative session and the beginning of another. While it is true that the session itself is only about four months long, work continues at the State Capitol throughout the year. A couple of weeks ago,...

 

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With the 2019 legislative session behind us, the Capitol is a much quieter place at the moment with the exception of the sounds of heavy machinery, hammers, drills and other equipment as work continues on the multi-year State Capitol Restoration...

 

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In communities throughout the panhandle, northwestern Oklahoma and across the state, our schools are the heart and soul of our communities. Providing additional funding for education has been a top priority for me throughout my service in the Legisla...

 

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Intense budget negotiations continued at the Capitol this past week. I think an important point that needs to be made is that even though there are different ideas about the details, the Senate, the House and the Governor have all agreed for months...

 

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Thursday, April 25, is the deadline for the full Senate to consider House bills that made it through our committees. When we hit our April 11 committee deadline on those bills, there were about 226 House bills awaiting floor votes. By Wednesday...

 

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As we get closer to the 2019 legislative session, the activity continues to ramp up at the Capitol. The leadership team for the Senate Republican Caucus has been announced, and I will be serving as assistant majority whip for the 2019 and 2020...

 

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This past week Oklahomans went to the polls to vote on their U.S. representatives, members of the state legislature, as well as for governor, lt. governor and other statewide and local offices. According to the State Election Board, we had over 56...

 

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This past Tuesday, our nation paused to remember the shocking events that took place 17 years ago – September 11, 2001. My son was just two weeks old to the day. I had just finished checking on him and my brother called and said to turn on the TV....

 

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The most essential building block for success in school and throughout life is learning to read. But if a child has parents who cannot read, there is a much higher chance that child will also be unable to read. The statistics are jarring. Two-thirds...

 

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It seems like summer just got started, and now the stores, newspaper ads, and radio and TV commercials are all reminding us it’s time to start getting ready for the new school year. It’s amazing how quickly shoes, jeans, shirts and more get worn...

 

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Whether you are a business owner, a teacher, a parent or a public servant, effective communication is a critical skill to help achieve the best results possible. Effective communication means more than just being someone who isn’t afraid to talk in...

 

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0According to Oklahoma’s Constitution, the Legislature must complete all work on the state budget and policy issues to be concluded by no later than 5 p.m. on the last Friday in May – this year the deadline was May 25. This year we fulfilled thos...

 

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