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Mood tense, but not at risk of progress
We are in the final week of the legislative session for 2010. All my remaining bills have been passed by the House and await a hearing in the Senate or are on the desk of Governor Henry.
Governor signs 210 bills
Work continues at the Capitol as we race for the finish. We have only three weeks remaining before Sine Die on Friday, May 28. As I mentioned before, these last weeks will consist of work on the budget and in conference committees to find agreeable language on the remaining bills.
Dorman still waiting on 4 measures
The legislative session is progressing along slowly as we have considered a few bills each day.
We still have around 250 conference committee reports, many of which the leadership has not assigned the committee responsible for review. All four of my bills are still waiting an assignment, even though I have most of the work finished on how I would like to see them pass.
Tax credits become a focus
Another week down inside the state Capitol. May is well underway and only three weeks remain of the 2010 session.
There are several issues I’d like to update you on, so without further ado, here’s the latest from Oklahoma City.
Okla. Senate fails to override gun bill veto
The Republican-controlled Senate voted 28-16 on Wednesday with 36 votes needed to override Democratic Gov. Brad Henry's vet.
Tooth bill hits you right in the mouth
There are bills discussed at the Capitol which you feel there is really not a great side to take and whatever you choose. You feel like you are not getting to the problem behind the issue.
Workers’ comp reform leaps another hurdle
Work inside the state Capitol is progressing nicely.
The legislative session has only about seven weeks left and this year’s session is flying by. Here’s a rundown of some of the highlights from this past week.
Senator Justice enjoys 4-H Day at State Capitol
We have just completed week 10 passing 96 bills plus 59 appropriation bills off the Senate floor. We will continue to hear House bills on the Senate floor for the next two weeks. The deadline for these bills is April 22, so the next two weeks will be very busy. This past Wednesday was 4-H Day at the Capitol.
Meeting Malaysian friends, surviving violent weather
I hope everyone had a great weekend if you had the opportunity to celebrate Good Friday and Easter with family and friends.
I had the pleasure of hosting three new friends at church on Sunday from Malaysia who are working for the Oklahoma House of Representatives under a fellowship program through the American Council of Young Political Leaders.
New school would promote teamwork
Chickasha Public Schools is approaching a very important date in the history of our school district.
On April 6, the community will determine if it will approve a new 61,000-square-foot Early Childhood Center without a tax credit.
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