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 By Sen. Ron Sharp    Columns    April 25, 2019 

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...

 

Senate Review

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...

 

Senate Review

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

 

Sharp Fights Inappropriate Relationships

Nearly every week there's a news story about a teacher having an inappropriate relationship with a...

 

Senate Review

We must increase accountability and oversight of our state's four public virtual charter schools....

 

Senate Review

On Nov. 1, Oklahoma launched the Uninsured Vehicle Enforcement Diversion Program, the first of its...

 

Senate Review

It’s exciting times for education in Oklahoma. Teachers, education staff, parents and supporters took incredible initiative this year. As the...

 

Senate Review

Voters complained for years there was not a significant difference between the Democratic and the...

 

A Primer On The State's Voting Process

Since the election, many have asked me for an explanation of the politics within the voting process. There are 1,951 precincts in Oklahoma’s 77...

 

Senate Review

After months of political campaigns, the November 6, 2018 election has finally arrived. And, for most Oklahomans, this election didn’t come soon...

 

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