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 By Sen. Casey Murdock    Local    April 3, 2020 

Murdock's Minutes

Late last week, Congress passed a $2 trillion relief bill to help individuals, families, businesses and states in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. The package includes $150 billion in emergency funding for state and local governments, including at...

 

Murdock's Minutes: First, don't panic; use common sense and be a good neighbor

There have been a lot of changes in the state in just the past week due to COVID-19. But first and foremost, I continue to tell people not to panic. Yes, be careful about spreading germs by practicing good hygiene. Cover your mouth when you cough,...

 

Murdock's Minutes: Senate sends 384 bills to House; begins work on 411 bills from House

This past Thursday was the deadline for floor votes in the Senate on bills that were introduced in this chamber. We’ve had some long days in recent weeks as we voted on hundreds of bills, first in committee and then on the floor. As of our deadline...

 

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I’m sure some of you may be wondering if there’s anything new regarding the William S. Key Correctional Center being targeted for possible closure. Back in January, I told you that the state was looking at closing five prisons, including William...

 

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Last Thursday was the deadline for Senate committees to vote on legislation that was introduced in this chamber. There were more than 800 bills filed, and more than 400 of them were approved by our various committees and are now available to hear on...

 

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There’s a lot going on at the Capitol right now, with bills coming through committee and starting to make their way to the floor. This past week, I chaired the first meeting this session of the Senate Agriculture Committee. We approved Senate Bill...

 

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The 2020 legislative session is now underway, and over the next four months, we’ll debate and vote on hundreds of pieces of legislation and write and pass a balanced budget. On the first day of the session, we gathered in a joint session to hear...

 

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The holidays are behind us now, and the new year has begun. I wish each of you health and happiness throughout 2020. As we get closer to the start of the new legislative session in February, I’ve continued holding town hall meetings throughout the...

 

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Although the beginning of the 2020 session is still a couple of months away, I’ve been working both at the Capitol and here in District 27 preparing for the tasks ahead. Just as I did last year, I will be holding a series of town hall meetings...

 

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On Nov. 1, more than 300 new laws officially took effect in Oklahoma, including one affirming our Second Amendment rights. Despite legal attempts to block Oklahoma’s constitutional carry legislation, it is now the law and on the books. This past... Full story

 

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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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