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Ron Sharp Writes His Final Column As A State Senator

It has been the greatest privilege of my life to help serve you in the Oklahoma State Senate. I...

 

Senate Review

I'm so relieved that additional information is coming forth justifying my concerns about Epic...

 

Sharp Reviews His Fight For Accountability And Transparency

This week, I'm continuing my overview of my efforts to improve accountability and transparency in...

 

Sharp Reviews His Fight For Transparancy

The State Auditor recently released the first part of the audit of Epic Charter Schools. The last fe...

 

Interim Studies Help Prepare Legislators

This is the time of year when legislators are preparing for the upcoming session.  During the...

 

A National Balanced Budget? Not Likely

As a result of the 1944 Bretton Woods Agreement the U.S. dollar became the medium of the exchange...

 

Senate Review

Last session, the Oklahoma legislature once again expressed its dismay at Congress' out of control...

 

Senate Review

The COVID-19 pandemic has increased the rhetoric among national and state politicians that...

 

Senate Review

I want to thank the people of Senate District 17 for entrusting me these past eight years to be...

 

Senate Review

Oklahomans' resilience never ceases to amaze me. Oklahoma's recovery is far ahead of many other...

 

Senate Review

Governor Stitt announced changes to how cities, towns and counties will be allocated more than $250...

 

Broadband Access Increasingly Important

Just when we think we're getting back on the road to recovery, there's another bump to overcome. Sc...

 

Keep Plugging Away At Unemployment

Work is ongoing at the Capitol.  The Senate Pro Tem and House Speaker approved over 100 interim...

 

There's A Lot Of Help Available To Families

It's been a busy interim both at the Capitol and in our Senate districts. My assistant Joyce and I...

 

Senate Review

On July 1, nearly 30 new laws went into effect. Normally, we'd have well over 100 but with the...

 
 By Sen. Ron Sharp    Columns    July 2, 2020

Take Time To Think About Our Freedoms

This week, the United States will celebrate our 244th birthday. Hundreds of thousands of brave men...

 

Sharp Reviews Education Bills He Coauthored

This session, I coauthored nearly 20 of the more than 150 bills that were signed into law. This...

 

Taxes: How We Got To Where We Are

Since 2013, the Legislature has enacted numerous tax policy changes in response to economic...

 
 By Sen. Ron Sharp    Columns    June 4, 2020

Session Ends With Critical Legislation Passed

The session officially came to an end Friday evening per the state constitution deadline. Last...

 
 By Sen. Ron Sharp    Columns    May 21, 2020

Senate Review

With the end of session quickly approaching, we've been working nonstop trying to get through all...

 
 By Sen. Ron Sharp    Columns    May 7, 2020

It's Another Devastating Budget Year

Our state is facing another devastating budget year. Between the economic fallout from the virus...

 

Senate Review

Last week, the legislature convened in regular and special session to stabilize this year’s...

 

Senate Review

The COVID-19 pandemic is sending shockwaves through our nation and state not only through health con...

 

Current Crisis Presents Major Challenges

Last week, the State Board of Education announced sweeping changes as a result of COVID-19. To...

 

Senate Review

By the Thursday deadline, we successfully passed nearly 390 Senate bills on to the House. We will...

 

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