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Tax Credits would benefit Families

Legislation to Restore Tax Credit Would Benefit Approximately 220,000 Families Statewide OKLAHOMA CITY (30 January 2017) – A measure has been filed to restore a provision that the Legislature deleted from the earned income tax credit last year to help plug a $1.3 billion state budget deficit. House Bill 1474 was introduced by Rep. George

By |January 31st, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Charter Schools Have Regulatory and Financial Edge Over ‘Traditional’ Public Schools

Charter Schools Have Regulatory and Financial Edge Over ‘Traditional’ Public Schools By Rep. David Perryman Although many early pilgrimages to North America were based on a desire for freedom from governmentally imposed religious dictates, when the colonists pushed back against the British Crown 150 years later their primary complaint was taxation without representation. Consequently, the

By |January 31st, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Rep. George Young, Man of Many Talents

Legislator, Minister, Missionary, Accountant, Volunteer, Mediator, Educator, Advocate for Addicts: George Young is a Blessed Man of Many Talents OKLAHOMA CITY (28 January 2017) – State Rep. George E. Young, Sr., received an award Friday from the United Way of Central Oklahoma for his work as a volunteer. The honor comes as no surprise to

By |January 29th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Scott Inman Discusses 2017 Issues

House Democratic Leader Discusses Education Issues, Taxes, Politics, Health Care, Criminal Justice Reform During First ‘Newsmakers’ Program of 2017 OKLAHOMA CITY (27 January 2017) – When it convenes to begin work on Feb. 6, the state Legislature will be confronted with yet another massive budget shortfall. The combination of persistent revenue shortages and constant budget

By |January 27th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Okahoma Ranking Improves Slightly: Now #37 Nationally for Child Well-being

OKLAHOMA CITY – The Oklahoma Institute for Child Advocacy (OICA), in partnership with the Annie E. Casey Foundation, today released the Oklahoma KIDS COUNT profile measuring child well-being in Oklahoma. Oklahoma now ranks 37th among U.S. states for overall child well-being, up from 39th one year ago. The ranking is based on scores in four

By |January 27th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Bill would require Education Dept. to compile emergency certificate data; House Democrat proposes $5,000 teacher pay raise

OKLAHOMA CITY (24 January 2017) – The State Department of Education would be required to track comprehensive data about emergency teaching certificates it issues each year, under a measure filed by a Tulsa County legislator. House Bill 1362 by Rep. Regina Goodwin would direct the agency to publish an annual report about all emergency certificates

By |January 24th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Senate Republicans to present 2017 legislative agenda at Tulsa, OKC press conferences

MEDIA ADVISORY Senate Republicans to present 2017 legislative agenda at Tulsa, OKC press conferences Oklahoma Senate President Pro Tempore Mike Schulz and members of the Senate Republican Caucus will hold press conferences in Tulsa and Oklahoma City on Thursday, Jan. 26, to release a legislative agenda. “The legislative agenda of the Senate Republican Caucus represents

By |January 24th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Joe Dorman, For the Children – The Women’s March

On Saturday, January 21, more than five million women gathered in various locations around the world at over 670 planned marches. The intent was to show the new leaders elected in our government that women of all ages are a strong force, and issues of importance – equality, health care, race, issues with disabilities, and

By |January 24th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Senate Appropriations Chair says some budget hearings will be held at agencies/state facilities

Senate Appropriations Chair says some budget hearings will be held at agencies/state facilities (For digital audio, go to www.oksenate.gov and select “Media”) Every year, state agency heads and their staff come to the Capitol for annual budget hearings—it gives them an opportunity to explain to lawmakers how the dollars they receive are used as well

By |January 24th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Women’s March OKC 2017

12,000 people showed up to support Issues.

By |January 23rd, 2017|Categories: Photos|0 Comments