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 By Sen. Ron Sharp    Columns    August 22, 2019 

Senate Review

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

 

Senate Review

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...

 

Senate Review

Oklahoma has seven public employee pension systems. The legislature has been working hard in recent...

 

Sen. Sharp Puzzled By The Death Of Two Bills

State government is a strange animal. It can be docile and laid back or turn on you like a wild...

 

Senate Review

Several bills relating to public and private education were considered by the Senate during the last...

 

Changes To Agencies May Not Be Best Idea

Session is moving along quickly. Bills are getting approved in their final chamber and signed by th...

 

Senate Review

The first month of session is over. Last week was the committee deadline. We started in House and...

 

Senate Review

Another week is behind us as we approach the deadline to report bills out of committee. In our firs...

 

Senate Review

This session, I’ve filed eight bills in response to issues brought to my attention by...

 

Senate Review

Optimism is high at the Capitol as session has begun. For the time being, it seems the Senate,...

 

Senate Review

We're in the middle of budget hearings with the various state agencies. This is something the...

 

Senate Review

Can I just start by saying how optimistic I am about Gov. Stitt and his focus of increasing agency...

 

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In his Inaugural Address, as traditionally occurs, Governor Stitt shared his goals to make...

 

Bills Would Help Prevent Budget Problems

The legislature's main responsibility is to pass an annual balanced budget. We can only...

 

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"When a brave man takes a stand, the spines of others are often stiffened." – Rev. Billy Graham....

 

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