Coauthored bills

Coauthored bills

The session officially came to an end Friday evening per the state constitution deadline. Last week, I talked about the bills I filed so now I’d like to tell you about some of the bills I coauthored that were signed into law.             Again, we had to set aside...
Coauthored bills

Session is adjourned

The 2nd Session of the 57th Legislature has adjourned Sine Die.  It was one for the books as Oklahoma and our country was shut down by the health pandemic.  Just as most businesses did, we had to shut down and telework to protect our staff.  Because so much focus had...
Coauthored bills

Protecting Oklahoma’s pension systems

With the end of session quickly approaching, we’ve been working nonstop trying to get through all our work. With the health pandemic, four months of work has been pushed into one.  The overall budget is done (SB 1922) but we’re still working through the last of the...
Coauthored bills

Protecting Oklahomans right to vote

We fulfilled our constitutional duty this week by sending a balanced budget to Gov. Stitt.              Given the hard times Oklahoma has faced the last couple of months, the outcome was better than expected.  The FY’21 budget is $7.7 billion, which is only 3% or...
Coauthored bills

Healing Oklahoma

Our state is facing another devastating budget year.  Between the economic fallout from the virus and the energy sector, our state revenues have been decimated. While we do have some money remaining in our state emergency funds, we have a tough road ahead of us....

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