Senate Minutes with Senator Chuck Hall

Senate Minutes with Senator Chuck Hall

The 2019 legislative session is officially adjourned.  When the session began there was a strong feeling of optimism about what could be accomplished—by the time we concluded our work, it was obvious that those hopes were right on target.  This was an excellent session for the citizens of our great state. We were able to […]

Senate Minutes with State Senator Chuck Hall

Senate Minutes with State Senator Chuck Hall

Without a doubt, no one agency, no one elected official ever gets everything they want in the budget.  But I believe when you take into account the priorities we outlined at the beginning of the session and our desire to strengthen our state’s core services, the 2020 fiscal year budget is the top achievement of […]

Senate Minutes with State Senator Chuck Hall

Senate Minutes with State Senator Chuck Hall

With our passage of legislation giving the governor the power to directly hire and fire directors at five of the state’s top agencies, the confirmation process is even more important.  It means we must thoroughly vet nominees as they appear before our committees to determine if that nomination should proceed to the floor.  It’s a […]

Senate Minutes with State Senator Chuck Hall

Senate Minutes with State Senator Chuck Hall

Once again, we’re heading into another major deadline—April 25 is the last day for the full Senate to vote on bills that were sent over by the House.  That deadline comes just two weeks after the final day for Senate committees to consider legislation from across the rotunda.  We had a short session week last […]

Senate Minutes with State Senator Chuck Hall

Senate Minutes with State Senator Chuck Hall

With the second week of April underway, we are ten weeks into the 2019 legislative session, and quickly approaching the Thursday, April 11 deadline for Senate committees to consider legislation that was originally introduced in the House of Representatives.  I serve as vice-chair of the Senate Finance Committee, and from time to time I am […]

The RoundUp: Local Legislators discuss the first six weeks at the State Capitol

The RoundUp: Local Legislators discuss the first six weeks at the State Capitol

Chris Evans visits with Rep. Garry Mize, Rep. John Pfeiffer and Senator Chuck Hall on the first six weeks of the legislative session on The Roundup. Each legislator discusses the big issues taking place inside the State Capitol. The Roundup is a City of Guthrie production in partnership with Guthrie News Page. If you prefer […]

Senate Minutes with State Senator Chuck Hall

Senate Minutes with State Senator Chuck Hall

The most important responsibility the Legislature is charged with is to write and pass a balanced budget on behalf of the citizens of this state.  Just like a family budgeting their dollars, we know there will always be more needs and wants than resources—so just like that family, it’s our job to prioritize the state’s […]

Senate Minutes with State Senator Chuck Hall

Senate Minutes with State Senator Chuck Hall

By the end of this week we will have completed the first month of the of the 2019 session and passed the February 28 deadline for bills introduced in the Senate to be voted on by Senate Committees. One thing we’ve been waiting for is the February meeting of the State Board of Equalization.  This […]

Senate Minutes with State Senator Chuck Hall

Senate Minutes with State Senator Chuck Hall

The last several weeks have been a roller coaster ride as my fellow freshmen members of the Senate and I have been preparing for the 2019 legislative session.  We’ve been through caucus meetings, orientation and training sessions, awaiting our committee appointments then working with staff to get bills filed ahead of the session.  It went […]