Murdock's Minutes: Legislature passes budget, anti-red flag law; Guymon becomes COVID hotspot
May 24, 2020
While the state’s constitution mandates that Legislators must complete their work no later than 5 p.m. on the last Friday in May, we completed action on bills before that deadline. It was certainly the most unusual one any of us have ever seen, as we moved from daily committee and session meetings to virtual meetings via platforms like Zoom, Teams, as well as phone calls, emails and texts to keep working remotely.
But we succeeded in writing and passing a balanced budget that prioritized education and other core government services. We also passed the first cost-of-living increase for pu...