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  • Bill requiring generators at living centers goes unheard

    March 15, 2010

  • Deadline week finishes first part of session We’ve just completed the first deadline week of the session. All bills in the House had to be passed out to the Senate side by Thursday evening. 

    March 15, 2010

  • One month down: Wrapping up committee work

    March 1, 2010

  • Bills pass first hurdle at Capitol The first three weeks of session is complete, which means we have passed our first hurdle in the legislative process being committee consideration of bills.

    We started with 1,082 bills of which roughly 372 made it out of committee.

    February 22, 2010

  • Osborn: 3 bills make it through committee, headed to House We have wrapped up the third week of session at the Oklahoma Capitol.

    Three of my bills made it through committee this week and will be scheduled to go to the House Floor. The first, House Bill 3154, deals with insurance provided to Legislators at no cost.

    February 22, 2010

  • Rep.: Ice victims deserve assistance Our area suffered the worst ice storm in the memory of all I have visited with over the past week.

    Power was still out for several homes at the time I wrote this column.

    February 15, 2010

  • Honoring veterans, protecting gun rights We are now through with the second week of the 2010 legislative session and I have two different areas I’d like to touch on this week.

    The majority of our time at the state Capitol is spent debating and voting on measures which will hopefully make this great state even better.

    February 15, 2010

  • Justice: 3 bills approved so far, 9 others awaiting final action We’re entering into the third week of session and last week for bill consideration in our committees. There are still over 800 measures left to consider including the bills that carried over from last session. It appears a majority of these of bills won’t get a hearing and will be considered dead for the session.

    February 15, 2010

  • State tax credit helps families Many Oklahoma families are struggling to make ends meet during these trying economic times. As we enter into tax season, I want to make sure all Oklahomans are aware of a tax credit that can help many working families—the earned income tax credit.

    February 15, 2010

  • Citizens looking for common sense I think people in Oklahoma and across America are just looking for a little common sense from their government.

    Most Americans like the idea of clean air and water and do their part by recycling, complying with trash regulations, and driving more fuel efficient automobiles.

    January 25, 2010

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