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A Legislative Review

Commentary by Rep. Greg Babinec
The Oklahoma House of Representatives wrapped up the First Session of the 56th Legislature on May 26. At the end of the day, we passed a $6.9 billion budget, which is a slight increase over last year’s appropriated funds.

Letter To The Editor Regarding State Questions 780 and 781

Having previously served in Law Enforcement for twenty years and serving the last seven years as the Executive Director of a Drug Court Program, I have concerns relating to State Questions 780 and 781.

Message from Tommy Johnson

I would like to take this opportunity to thank each of you for your support and backing for the last nine years I served on the Council.

OSU Student Group Pushes for Texting and Driving Reform

An OSU student group is pushing for texting and driving reform.  The following is an opinion editorial piece written by OSU Senior Susan Occhipinti.

Opinion: Children Deserve Protection from the Storm

The following is an opinion piece regarding storm shelters for apartment complexes written by Grant Armstrong, OSU MA Student, Political Science.

Manning’s Rebuttal to Recent Newspaper Editorial

Cushing resident and current Chairman of the Board of Cushing Commissioners Joe Manning has given a rebuttal to a recent newspaper editorial regarding the upcoming vote on the renovation of City Hall.

Cushing Citizen Editorial Regarding Upcoming Vote on City Hall Renovations

David Reid, owner/publisher of the Cushing Citizen, recently wrote an editorial regarding the upcoming vote on renovating City Hall.  Because of the video rebuttal by Joe Manning, KUSH offered equal opportunity to Reid who declined a video, but did send the original editorial for us to post.   

Congressman Lucas Supports Stop Government Abuse Legislation

Congressman Frank Lucas today released the following statement after the
U.S. House of Representatives passed multiple pieces of legislation
this week to help “Stop Government Abuse” and restore certainty for

Farm Bill Provides Safety Net for Producers and Consumers

delivered America’s farmers, ranchers and consumers what they deserve
by passing the Agricultural Act of 2014 – commonly referred to as the
farm bill. This
five-year comprehensive bill ensures producers have the tools they need
to provide an affordable and stable food and fiber supply.

A-F Grades for Schools will Help Improve Public Education

Editor’s note:  This is one of a regular series of monthly columns titled “Oklahoma Now” by Governor Mary Fallin.