Noncustodial parent visitation rights bill signed into law

OKLAHOMA CITY – Law-abiding noncustodial parents will no longer have to deal with having their visitation rightsignored or violated thanks to legislation signed into law Tuesday.  Senate Bill 1612, by Sen. Ron Sharp and Rep. Jon Echols, will ensure that custodial parents honor court-ordered visitation schedules for noncustodial parents or face punishment. 

OSSAA transparency bill signed

OKLAHOMA CITY – The Governor signed legislation Friday that would provide more transparency of how school athletic funds are used by athletic associations. House Bill 2730, by Rep. Bobby Cleveland and Sen. Ron Sharp, was drafted following concerns raised against the Oklahoma Secondary Schools Athletic Association (OSSAA) during a House interim study last fall. The […]

Senate Minutes by State Senator AJ Griffin

Perhaps the most important job of the Legislature, and certainly one of the most challenging, is the Constitutional requirement to write and pass a balanced budget.  Limited resources require careful prioritization of services to determine the best way to utilize the funds we’ve been entrusted to allocate.We knew early in the session there would be […]

Senate approves bill providing free tuition to children of public servants killed on duty

  OKLAHOMA CITY – The Senate approved legislation Tuesday that would help the children of public servants killed in the line of duty attend any Oklahoma career technology center tuition free.  House Bill 3350 pertains to the children of any Oklahoma firefighter or emergency medical technician, both volunteer and salaried, peace officer or member of the […]

U.S. Senate candidate Randy Brodgon visiting Guthrie

Monday, March 31 at the American Legion in Guthrie, the Logan Co. GOP and First Capitol Republican Women are hosting former Senator Randy Brodgon at 7 p.m. Randy Brogdon is running for the U.S. Senate seat that Tom Coburn is vacating. The American Legion is located at 123 N. 1st Street, Guthrie. 

Local State Representative wins technology award

Oklahoma State Representative Jason Murphey has been designated as one of Government Technology magazine’s top 25 Doers, Dreamers and Drivers for his work to apply innovation and technology in Oklahoma state government. Since 2002, Government Technology has honored those individuals who have transformed the public sector through the smart use of technology.