Martin to Resign at end of Session to Lead Norman Chamber
OKLAHOMA CITY – State Rep. Scott Martin today announced that at the end of this legislative session he will resign his seat in the Legislature to lead the Norman Chamber of Commerce. At its Board meeting today, the Norman Chamber named Rep. Martin its next president and chief executive officer beginning June 1. He has submitted the appropriate paperwork to Governor Mary Fallin and Oklahoma House of Representatives Speaker Charles McCall, tendering his resignation from his House seat effective May 31.
“It has been the honor of a lifetime to serve the people of House District 46 for the last 11 years in the Oklahoma Legislature,” said Martin, R-Norman. “Due to term limits, I knew my legislative tenure was coming to an end.
Oklahoma House Votes to Protect Life
OKLAHOMA CITY – A bill that seeks to ban abortions in instances of certain birth defects passed out of the House this afternoon with a vote of 67 to 16.
The Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act of 2017, House Bill 1549, seeks to prohibit abortion solely because the unborn child has been diagnosed with either Down syndrome or a genetic abnormality or has the potential for a genetic abnormality. The bill would also hold physicians who violate this measure liable.
“Life is a gift from God,” said Rep. George Faught, R-Muskogee. “Today, I am thankful that the members of the House of Representatives chose to protect that gift.”
HB1549 will now be sent to the Oklahoma Senate.
Amanda Teegarden has announced her candidacy for 1st District Committee woman for Tulsa County Republican Party.
She said, “I’d be honored to have your vote at the Tulsa County Convention on Saturday, March 25, 2017 at the Jenks PAC. See you Saturday!”
OKGrassroots – Amanda Teegarden Announces Candidacy for First District Committeewoman
Today Congressman Jim Bridenstine was a guest at the signing ceremony in the White House as President Trump signed into law S. 442, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration Transition Authorization Act of 2017.
“For our space program to be successful, NASA needs consistency in its mission,” said Congressman Bridenstine. “The NASA Transition Authorization Act keeps a mission to Mars as NASA’s horizon goal, supporting the critical deep space exploration systems as well as partnerships with industry that will make this horizon goal successful. This bill also recognizes the importance of the Moon in these plans as well as the role NASA plays in lowering barriers to access for other actors in space.”
Over the past few days you may have seen news stories describing the impending introduction of a gas tax increase. Those who suggest Oklahoma should increase the gas tax are using the following reasoning: “Oklahoma has the one of the lowest…
HD75 special election candidate Tressa Nunley has been endorsed by former State Rep. John Wright (R-Broken Arrow):”It is impossible to predict every issue that will come before the Legislature. However, if you send someone who shares your principl…
During the past two to three years, the public has been treated to a plethora of news stories describing the state government’s appropriations shortfall.This simplistic, negative narrative, constantly repeated, takes a toll on the psyche of the…
Congressman Jim Bridenstine invites the entire 1st District to a Town Hall meeting focusing on Securing America, Tuesday evening April 11th, 6:30-8:00 PM, at the Mabee Center in Tulsa.
How we address ISIS, Russian aggression, and the crisis…