Category Archive for: legislature

Senators Inhofe, Lankford comment on blocked voting bill

Oklahoma Senators Jim Inhofe and James Lankford both voted against a voting bill proposed by Democrats on Wednesday. This is the fifth time the Senate has tried passing this piece of voting legislation. Read Senator Inhofe’s statement below: “This election takeover legislation the Democrats are deceptively passing off as voting rights legislation is really just…Read More

Burns Files Every Mother Matters Act

Hoping to provide an alternative to abortion, Senator George Burns has filed Senate Bill 1167, the “Every Mother Matters Act,” also called EMMA. Burns wants the legislation to provide access to resources and programs which a woman, who is considering an abortion, may not know is available. “Many women facing unexpected pregnancies turn to abortion…Read More

Early filings provide peek at 2022 legislation for Oklahoma

The deluge of proposed legislation ahead of the annual legislative session is, as yet, only a trickle. But there are some items of interest among the 50 or so bills and resolutions already in the hopper. Also, scores of bills filed last session and still in various stages of the legislative process will be eligible…Read More

Oklahoma lawmakers studying worsening teacher shortage

Three former teachers now serving as Oklahoma lawmakers are studying the state’s worsening teacher shortage to see what policy measures might be of help. “The teacher pipeline is one of the critical issues we can address in the 2022 legislative session,” said Rep. John Waldron, D-Tulsa, who previously taught government at Booker T. Washington High…Read More

‘We’re a team’: OSU partners with Catholic Charities of Eastern OK to aid Afghan refugees

Oklahoma State University has been inundated with offers of help as word has spread about a plan to house Afghan refugees on the college campus. OSU is partnering with Catholic Charities of Eastern Oklahoma to help resettle Afghan refugees who fled Afghanistan after the collapse of its government. About 25 refugee families are expected to arrive on campus in…Read More

Gov. Stitt signs 9 pro-life bills into law

Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt and several lawmakers held a ceremonial bill signing Thursday for nine anti-abortion laws. The laws include banning abortions if a doctor can detect a fetal heartbeat, and only doctors board-certified in obstetrics and gynecology can perform an abortion. All nine bills and their authors are listed below: SB 918 restores Oklahoma’s…Read More

Contaminated marijuana is flooding Oklahoma’s medical market amid ongoing state enforcement issues

OKLAHOMA CITY — Kenny Novotny had a problem. The owner of 1440 Processing was seeing failing lab results on 90% of cannabis he bought and submitted independently for testing. State Question 788 says only that an employer may not discriminate against an employee simply because of their status as a medical marijuana patient. This means…Read More

Pro-Life Leader Decries Bill to Fund Abortions through Reconciliation

March for Life Action President Thomas McClusky wrote a letter to Congress Monday decrying the Biden administration’s plans to prop up the abortion industry with taxpayer funding from the upcoming $3.5 trillion spending bill. “I am writing to voice our opposition to the $3.5 trillion budget busting legislation, S. Con. Res. 14, setting forth the…Read More