As Oklahoma government officials move our state into “Phase 2” of reopening after COVID-19, it is important for us to maintain safe practices. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued recommendations recently for those communities who are considering opening schools and events.
Lifestyle & Opinions
Over the course of my public career, I’ve taken part in dozens of Memorial Day ceremonies. I’ve listened to the solemn tributes paid to those who made the ultimate sacrifice of giving their lives for our freedoms. I’ve heard stories of their valiant service and poignant memories shared by those who loved them. I’m always touched by the sadness that comes from wondering how life would be different had they continued to live among us.
Every legislative session presents its own unique challenges—this time last year, many of us were dividing our time between finishing up legislation here at the Capitol and trying to assist with the overwhelming needs following massive flooding throughout the state.
The way we all conduct business has changed due to COVID-19, with millions finding themselves without a stable income.
The House in early May passed a $7.7 billion general appropriations bill for Fiscal Year 2021. The governor first vetoed three of the appropriations bills that supported the budget.