OKLAHOMA CITY – State Representative Jason Murphey (R-Guthrie) made sure that he was representing House District 31 citizens by being present to vote in 872 out of 878 roll call votes or 99.3% of the time during the recently concluded 2015 legislative session. During the nine-year time frame since being elected to office, Murphey voted […]
Congressman Frank Lucas will hold a public town meeting on Wednesday, May 27 at 9 a.m. in the meeting room at the Guthrie Public Library (201 N. Division St). This is an opportunity to hear from Congressman Lucas his opinions about decisions being made in Washington D.C. The public is encouraged to attend the town meeting.
Local officials are struggling to deal with the millions in damages upon roads as a result of this weekend’s unprecedented rain and flooding. It’s ironic for these events to occur just as they and many of us in the Legislature are coming to grips with the unexpected 180 degree reversal of state leaders in regards […]
OKLAHOMA CITY – The primary organization responsible for raising awareness and educating about issues related to women and girls is hosting a statewide meeting Wednesday, June 4, 2015. The Oklahoma Women’s Coalition’s Annual Meeting & Celebration will be held from 4 – 5:30 p.m. at the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation, 825 NE 13th Street, Oklahoma […]
A few days ago, a prominent Oklahoma City official seemed to express a confusion which is likely shared by most Oklahomans.
It’s no secret, traffic in southern Logan County is at an all-time high. With more and more vehicles on the roads, Waterloo Road is one of several roads that has seen better days. With a grassroots effort, help appears to be on the way. Potholes and cracks can be seen up and down Waterloo Road on both sides. The north side of the dividing line […]
I recently received an encouraging email that brought back memories from my time as a city councilman. This email came from a group that petitioned the City for a zoning change years ago. It reads, “… wanted to reach out to you because of your support when we presented the request to the Guthrie City […]
Calling it a victory for Oklahoma children in rural communities, State Sen. AJ Griffin said she was pleased that Gov. Mary Fallin had signed legislation into law to better protect kids throughout the state from sexual predators.
Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin has signed the proposal to reform county government election law. House Bill 1400, proposed by State Representative Jason Murphey and State Senator Anthony Sykes, requires county governments to allow voters to cast a distinct and separate vote on county tax questions.
In the middle of April 2014, I finished my work for the day at the House of Representatives and drove to the Cedar Ridge neighborhood at 220th and MacArthur. It was the commencement of campaign season and for the next few months my family and I would make thousands of visits door to door.
When we talk about the issues that come before us at the state Capitol, there’s a lot to consider. What kind of input have I received from the people I represent? Is this going to be beneficial to them and the state in the years to come? What are other states doing, and what does […]
As we near the end of the legislative session, the Legislature will be presented with last minute, late session emergencies in order to compel legislators to issue more taxpayer-funded debt.
Beginning Nov.1, county assessors in Oklahoma will need to follow protocol when it comes to decreasing the percentage of real or personal property. Gov. Mary Fallin approved the bill this week authored by State Rep. John Pfeiffer (R-Mulhall).
Oklahoma policy makers must come to terms with an evolving conflict of interest. This conflict has been exposed by events that just a few years ago simply could not have been imagined in Oklahoma.
A few weeks ago, in her State of the State speech, Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin spent a considerable amount of time describing what I believe to be one of the most, if not the most, important ongoing government modernization initiatives.
I believe one of the most basic traits shared by Oklahomans is resilience. Throughout this state’s history, we have been faced with tremendous challenges which we’ve met with grit, tenacity, and the faith that ultimately we would prevail. I am just as confident of our ability to work through tough economic challenges.
Over the past several years, if you have been in attendance while I spoke at the various civic groups and town hall meetings, you have likely heard me describe the study which initiated the move by the House of Representatives to modernize and downsize Oklahoma state government.
It’s that time in the legislative year when the first series of consequential decisions are being made. Lawmakers are receiving thousands of emails from Oklahomans who want their point of view to be heard. Here are a few tips for how to make sure your email is read.
All parties with the Logan County Board of County Commissioners (BoCC) and the Logan County Emergency Medical Services District (EMS) agreed the 2009-13 EMS audit should have been addressed before a joint meeting was held. During the public meeting, a county commissioner asked the EMS Chairman to resign his post.
Lieutenant Governor Todd Lamb visited Guthrie as part of his 77 counties in 77 days tour on Friday morning.