Rep. Murphey: From the best of years to the worst of years – part two

Rep. Murphey: From the best of years to the worst of years – part two

In last week’s article I described my initial optimism for this year’s legislative session and detailed the opportunities afforded to this year’s legislature. I explained my initial belief that a new generation of legislative leaders were coming into leadership who understood the need for reform. My early optimism appeared justified. Appropriations officials held substantive and […]

Sen. Griffin honored for 100 percent support of legislation for agriculture, rural Oklahoma

Sen. Griffin honored for 100 percent support of legislation for agriculture, rural Oklahoma

The Oklahoma Farm Bureau (OKFB) is applauding lawmakers who are now a part of their 100 Percent Club for voting in favor of key legislation important to farmers, ranchers and rural Oklahoma during the 2017 session.  Sen. AJ Griffin, who is chair of the Senate’s Rural Caucus, is among those being recognized by the organization […]

Rep. Murphey: The ongoing disintegration of transparency in the Oklahoma Legislature

Rep. Murphey: The ongoing disintegration of transparency in the Oklahoma Legislature

As this year’s legislative session drew to a close, legislators commenced a rapid fire process of throwing out various tax increase proposals in an apparent attempt to see what they could get before those impacted by the new taxes could engage. This made an absolute mockery of any semblance of transparency in the legislative process.

Rep. Pfeiffer and others praise Pruitt for helping repeal Water of U.S. Rule

Rep. Pfeiffer and others praise Pruitt for helping repeal Water of U.S. Rule

OKLAHOMA CITY – Representatives Scott Biggs, John Pfeiffer and Casey Murdock today issued a joint statement praising former Oklahoma Attorney General and current U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (APA) Administrator Scott Pruitt on his help to rescind the Clean Water Rule of 2015, also known as Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS). During a Senate Appropriations hearing […]

Senate Minutes with Senator AJ Griffin

Senate Minutes with Senator AJ Griffin

If you are not familiar with the legislative process, you may not know that there are actually several different kinds of legislation filed each session. For example a bill is a proposed new law or a proposed current law to be presented to the Legislature for consideration. There are other kinds of legislation besides bills […]

Senate Minutes with Senator AJ Griffin

We have critical needs in our core services, including education, health and mental health, public safety and transportation. 

Senate Minutes with Senator AJ Griffin

With more than half of the 2017 legislative session behind us, committee and floor votes in both chambers have been largely focused on legislation dealing with public policy issues in a variety of areas—criminal justice, education, public safety and more.  But in addition to meeting deadlines for committee and floor passage of those measures, work […]

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