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Carl's Capitol Comments

The legislature is winding toward the close of this legislative session, but the end date is still uncertain. One sticking point is the education budget. The Senate president pro tempore on Thursday said he’s found a way to allocate $200 million...

 

Carl's Capitol Comments

As the chair of the House Appropriations Subcommittee for Natural Resources & Regulatory Services, two of the agencies under my guidance are the Department of Labor and the Department of Commerce – both very necessary for keeping Oklahoma's...

 

Carl's Capitol Comments

Greetings! I hope everyone enjoyed a wonderful Easter, celebrating the sacrifice our Savior Jesus Christ made for us, and his conquering of death to give us the promise of eternal life. I was grateful for this reminder of what is truly important duri...

 

Carl's Capitol Comments

This is the time in the legislative session when bills are being heard by committees in their opposite chamber – House bills in the Senate committees and vice versa. Once bills pass through committee, they are eligible to be considered by the full...

 

Carl's Capitol Comments

We just finished Week 6 of this legislative session, which is referred to as deadline week. This is the week when all legislation that originates in the House has to been passed by the full House of Representatives to stay alive this session. We...

 

57th Legislature

I hope each of you had a great Christmas and New Year’s Day. This week I would like to share with you some of the changes we will face this next legislative session. When the 57th Legislature convenes Feb. 4, the House of Representatives will look...

 

Budget talks continue

Last week marked the deadline for all Senate bills to be heard on the House floor. Any remaining Senate bills not heard are not eligible again until next session. I’m proud to say we passed Senate Bill 765 last week, which makes it illegal for...

 

Carl's Capitol Comments

Lawmakers in the Oklahoma House of Representatives were able to accomplish a big win for the state last week. A REAL ID bill passed the House Floor with a bipartisan vote of 78-18. The measure brings the state into compliance with federal law for...

 

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