Oklahoma Legislative Update: WEEK 12

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From Representative Jeannie McDaniel This week marked the third-reading deadline for bills from the Senate. In three days the House heard 82 bills, or 64%, of all Senate bills heard and passed from the House. With just four weeks to go there is still much to do. The House is holding conference committee meetings—a departure from the long-held practice of …

Community Conversations on Project Schoolhouse a Success

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Local, state and national League positions on education all emphasize the importance of quality public education for all children. It is that goal that led us to organize a series of League-facilitated public forums to discuss the Tulsa Public Schools (TPS) Project Schoolhouse proposals that would close and/or consolidate a number of Tulsa schools. TPS is facing a serious financial …

It’s State Convention Time! Represent Us In Norman.

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Attending the 2011 League of Women Voters of Oklahoma Convention is a great way to meet other members from around the state and participate in the Leauge at a statewide level. Delegates are invited to arrive in Norman Friday, May 20, for an optional social evening beginning at 4:30 p.m. Convention registration opens 8:30 a.m., Saturday, May 21, and the …

Terms of Office For City Councilors on Agenda for May Unit Meetings

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In 1989 the City of Tulsa changed its form of government from electing at-large commissioners to electing a mayor and city council. Under that city charter the nine district councilors served two-year terms. In 2009, the City Council proposed a change to the city charter, passed by voters, which lengthened the terms of city councilors from two years to three-year …