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Senate Review

The deadline for the actuarial study regarding last session’s HB 2304 was Dec. 1. The bill...

 

Senate Review

Thanksgiving is a special time, not to just gather with friends and family while getting some...

 

Sharp Files Two Bills For More Charter School Fiscal Accountability

Sen. Ron Sharp, R-Shawnee, filed two bills Nov. 22 to continue his efforts to improve...

 

Senate Review

On Nov. 1, more than 300 bills became law in Oklahoma. One that I’ve gotten some questions on...

 

Senate Review

Oklahoma has one of the highest percentages of married couples but, unfortunately, also one of the...

 

Senate Review

It’s unfortunate that in this day and time we’d even have to address such an issue as hate...

 

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Nearly 90 new laws went into effect in July, and more than 300 will become effective Nov. 1. One of...

 

Senate Review

It was apparent after the September 2018 Senate interim studies on virtual schools that Epic would...

 

Senate Review

Interim studies are ongoing with more than 20 more scheduled in October. Last week, we had studies...

 

Senate Review

Interim studies are in full swing as legislative committees work to address various issues. More...

 

Senate Review

This week, I’ll continue discussing Epic’s problematic enrollment reporting issues and other pro...

 

Evidence Against Charter Schools Increasing

The allegations and evidence against Epic Charter Schools is increasing. Some parents have been...

 

Senate Review: Medical Marijuana Rules Are A Process

I recently wrote about the important role interim studies and working groups play in helping...

 

Senate Review

I hope everyone is enjoying being back in school. I’m sure many parents are glad to get back to...

 

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There’s a lot happening at the Capitol. Since session adjourned, we’ve been attending meetings...

 

Sharp Seeks School Funding Formula Revision

This week, I’d like to discuss how traditional public schools are funded as compared to charter...

 

Senate Review

Constituent emails and phone calls to my office have dramatically increased this past week wanting...

 
 By Sen. Ron Sharp    Columns    July 4, 2019

Senate Review

This year, America celebrates her 243rd birthday. As we celebrate July 4th, let’s not forget the p...

 

Oklahoma Checkbook Is Much Better

As you’ve probably heard by now, Gov. Stitt launched a new interactive, real-time website,...

 
 By Sen. Ron Sharp    Columns    June 6, 2019

Governor Signs Several Of Sharp's Bills

All together, the Governor has signed more than 450 bills into law. Throughout session, I talked...

 
 By Sen. Ron Sharp    Columns    May 16, 2019

Senate Review

Senate Republicans announced a plan last Thursday that will be presented to the Governor and House...

 
 By Sen. Ron Sharp    Columns    May 9, 2019

No Easy Answer On School Funding

Although, the U.S. is the only nation that attempts to educate all of its children, an October 2016...

 
 By Sen. Ron Sharp    Columns    May 2, 2019

Senate Review

Another deadline is behind us. A majority of legislation has been acted on and is either in the...

 

Senate Review

I was disappointed when my HB 1953 wasn’t approved last week. It would’ve allowed state...

 

Senate Review

For yet another year, the Oklahoma legislature was unable to meet its statutory requirement to fund...

 

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