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We met our final committee deadline last week to advance House Bills approved in their chamber out of our Senate committees. The House sent us about 400 measures, and we approved approximately 300 of them. These bills are now eligible to be heard on...

 

Senate Review

Since we met the March 11 deadline to hear Senate bills on the floor, the process has now started over, and we’ve been working on hearing House bills that were approved by their chamber in our committees. We must complete this committee work by...

 

Senate Review

It’s been an extremely busy past few weeks as we worked toward the March 11 deadline to pass measures that originated in our chamber. We had a few late nights, but when it was all said and done, we passed more than 450 measures that now move to...

 

Senate Review

Recovery from February’s historic winter storm has begun, and the Senate is focused on finding solutions to the high energy prices many may be facing after the brutal temperatures. Senate and House leadership, the governor, attorney general,...

 

Senate Review

We’ve hit the ground running this session as we work through the more than 1,000 Senate Bills that were filed this year. Of these bills, we’ve passed 263 measures out of committee and 36 off of the floor. We still have to work quickly, though,...

 

Senate Review

The First Session of the 58th Legislature is finally upon us, and the Senate, House and governor are going to have to work together to address some pressing issues in our state, many stemming from the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. In my opinion, the...

 

Senate Review

I think we can all agree that 2021 did not begin in the peaceful and happy way that many of us had hoped. The antics of 2020 have seemingly bled into the New Year, especially on a national scale. I was appalled by the actions of the people who...

 

Senate Review: Redistricting town halls: Woodward Jan. 13, Enid Jan. 21

It was a momentous week across the state and in Senate District 19 as the Covid-19 vaccine was delivered to Oklahoma. I received an invitation from Integris Bass Baptist Hospital CEO Finny Mathew to witness the first Covid-19 vaccinations...

 

Senate Review

It was a momentous week across the state and in Senate District 19 as the Covid-19 vaccine was delivered to Oklahoma. I received an invitation from Integris Bass Baptist Hospital CEO Finny Mathew to witness the first Covid-19 vaccinations...

 

Senate Review: Do your own research on SQ805, SQ814 before Election Day

It was my pleasure to welcome Lt. Gov. Matt Pinnell to Enid this past week. I always enjoy when he visits northwest Oklahoma because his passion for our state is infectious. He addressed the Executive Leadership Council of Enid and the Garfield...

 

Senate Review Register to vote by Friday. It really does make a difference.

The next presidential election is now less than one month away, and the deadline to register to vote in this upcoming election is quickly approaching. If you plan to vote on Nov. 3, you must be registered to vote by this Friday, Oct. 9. Voting is the...

 

Senate Review

I’d like to applaud several businesses across the district that were recently recognized by the Potts Family Foundation as a “Family Positive Workplace.” These are businesses and organizations that institute policies and practices that promote...

 

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