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May 3, 2018 Weekly Wrap

Governor Mary Fallin Signs Budget Bill OKLAHOMA CITY – Governor Mary Fallin on April 30 signed the Fiscal Year 2019 budget bill (Senate Bill 1600) into law, which includes historic teacher pay raises and increases for public schools as well as criminal justice reform...

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April 27, 2018 Weekly Wrap

Fiscal Year 2019 Budget Heads to Governor’s Desk Members of the Oklahoma House and Senate this week passed Senate Bill 1600, the general appropriations bill for Fiscal Year 2019. The budget totals more than $7.6 billion, a nearly 11 percent increase over the adjusted...

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April 12, 2018 Weekly Wrap

Legislature Completes Committee Deadline  This week marked the deadline for all bills and resolutions to be passed out of the standing committees in the opposite chamber of origin. State representatives worked to consider dozens of Senate bills so the legislation...

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April 5, 2018 Weekly Wrap

Teachers, State Employees, Supporters Flood Capitol Thousands of educators and other civil servants came to the Capitol this week, filling the galleries and rotundas. The building reached capacity each day, and teachers waited in lines to meet with state...

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March 29, 2018 Weekly Wrap

House Passes Teacher Pay Raise and Funding Mechanism Eleven bills passed the House on Monday, March 26, that would provide for teacher pay and school support staff pay raises as well as salary increases for state employees and additional money for K-12 education....

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March 22, 2018 Weekly Wrap

Quiet Spring Break Week at the Capitol  It was a quiet week at the Capitol for the most part, as Spring Break often is. Many lawmakers brought their children or grandchildren as well as spouses and other family members to the House for a visit. Session did...

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March 16, 2018 Weekly Wrap

Transformational Teacher Pay Raise Plan Announced On Thursday, House Speaker Charles McCall unveiled the Transformational Teacher Pay Raise plan that will give all teachers a 5 percent pay raise in year one and a step plan that would total $70,000 in pay and benefits...

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March 8, 2018 Weekly Wrap

Hemp Pilot Program Clears House With 92-0 Vote OKLAHOMA CITY - A bill expanding Oklahoma’s agricultural options sailed through its first floor hearing and received unanimous approval in the Oklahoma House of Representatives this week. House Bill 2913 by Rep. Mickey...

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March 1, 2018 Weekly Wrap

Gov. Fallin Signs 2018 Fiscal Year Budget Bill OKLAHOMA CITY – Governor Mary Fallin today signed House Bill (HB) 1020XX, the Fiscal Year 2018 budget bill, into law. The $6.98 billion budget covers the current fiscal year, which ends June 30. The measure cuts state...

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Feb. 23, 2018 Weekly Wrap

Ice Shuts Down House for Two Legislative Days The Oklahoma House of Representatives closed Feb. 21-22 due to inclement weather. Lawmakers will return for session Monday, Feb. 26. Senate Approves Two House Bills, Including Budget Legislation State senators approved...

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Feb. 15, 2018 Weekly Wrap

House Proceeds After ‘Step Up’ Plan Fails To Receive Necessary Votes  House members voted on House Bill 1033XX on Feb. 12. The legislation was the main revenue portion of the ‘Step Up Oklahoma’ plan and included tax increases on tobacco products, motor fuel, the wind...

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Jon Echols

Jon Echols

Jon Echols is committed to our local community and his experience ensures that he is getting the job done for House District 90.