Getting your emails noticed

Getting your emails noticed

We are at that time when legislators start to finalize their list of bills for the next legislative session. Some of these bills are sponsored based on feedback and suggestions from the constituency of the legislator. As many of these ideas are sent through email, I thought it a good time to share my list […]

Legislative hearings this fall

Legislative hearings this fall

This is the time of year during which it is customary for legislators to conduct hearings before the various legislative committees. This year I am participating as a sponsoring legislator for three of these hearings and am eligible to participate in additional hearings in my role as a member of the host committees.

Losing a kindred spirit

Losing a kindred spirit

I remember that day in 2009 as one of those busy days in which I struggled to keep up with work. I was almost certainly tempted to direct my legislative assistant to refuse all visitors so that I could get my work done; however, I didn’t feel right about doing that and instead said, “If […]

Fantastic news for the taxpayer

Fantastic news for the taxpayer

It is perhaps the best news from this legislative year and a reform for which legislative and state leaders should rightly take credit. It could represent the key turning point in a return to ethical governance and restore a balance in favor of Oklahoma taxpayers and away from special interests.

Opening the door to the golden cage

Opening the door to the golden cage

It’s a program so effective that other states are seeking to copy it. It was featured on the local news last week as News 9’s Alex Cameron took his cameras inside the headquarters of Oklahoma’s new, unified IT entity. Cameron’s story, entitled “Keeping the State of Oklahoma Secure Against a Cyber Attack,” captured footage from […]

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