February was a busy month for us with our regular monthly meetings, the Republican Gubernatorial candidate debate and the Oklahoma Growth and Opportunity Summit - you met candidates and heard from experts and gained a better understanding of our budget process. If you were able to attend the Oklahoma Growth and Opportunity Summit, thank you for your time and eagerness to educate yourself on the state budget. If you were unable to attend, I am posting links to the video taken of the GO Summit.Read more
Last week was a busy week for us. On Monday, our state representatives voted on the Step Up plan - one of the largest tax increases in Oklahoma's history. After much discussion and debate the House cast it's votes and was defeated, 63 yea - 35 nay. Being a tax revenue bill required a Super majority vote, 76 yes votes were required to pass.Read more
Happy February! Today our state legislators begin the 2018 legislative session - we have our hands full with the over 2000 bills filed.Read more
Happy New Year! I trust you survived the holidays and are well rested and prepared for all that 2018 brings us.
We know that 2018 will bring campaigns and elections. Getting to know the candidates, asking questions and understanding where they stand on issues is key to making informed, voting decisions.Read more
Christmas is upon us and our lives become busy with holiday festivities, shopping and all the little things we do in preparation of celebrating Christmas. This has been an unusually hectic year for many of us so when our speakers had to reschedule because of conflicts we decided to give everyone the month of December off from our monthly meeting to rest up because 2018 is going to be a busy, busy year.Read more
BatesLine recommendations for City of Tulsa 2017 charter amendment propositionsRead more