State Officials Making a Difference‏

During the past three weeks I have used this medium to describe the role Oklahoma’s newly elected officials have played in working toward smaller state government.   I initially envisioned that I would write about this in just one article. However, I have observed so many different attempts by these officials to eliminate wasteful spending, […]

Modernizing the State Treasurer’s Office

This year I enjoyed the opportunity to work with several of Oklahoma’s  new statewide elected officials in their efforts to modernize state  government. I served as the House author for modernization legislation  on behalf of State Treasurer Ken Miller, State Auditor Gary Jones,  Attorney General Scott Pruitt and State Superintendent Janet Barresi.

The Year of the Reprimand

June 20, 2011 The Oklahoma Constitution contains a clause that says that for any speech or debate in the egislature, legislators shall not be questioned in any other place. In other words, the speech of Representatives while considering legislation is sacrosanct. The clause mirrors a provision in the US Constitution and places a priority on […]

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