For Immediate Release: March 27, 2007
Co-Chairs Laud General Government/Transportation Provisions
in GA Bill
The Co-Chairs of the Senate
Appropriations Subcommittee on General Government and Transportation
both endorsed provisions of House Bill 1234, the General Appropriations
Senators Mary Easley, a Democrat from Tulsa, and Randy Brogdon,
a Republican from Owasso, said the GA bill serves as an appropriate
blueprint to ensure critical services upon which all Oklahomans
depend remain intact. Both senators were involved in negotiating
the base-funding levels contained in HB 1234 for agencies under
their subcommittee’s jurisdiction. The senators said the
bill is a product of bipartisan cooperation.
“This legislation provides $3.2 million that is needed
for critical maintenance on state-owned buildings and facilities.
It also provides additional funding to the state election board
for the 2008 presidential primary,” stated Brogdon.
"This bill invests in the Rural Economic Action Plan (REAP)—a
program that boosts funding to small rural communities to make
necessary infrastructure upgrades critical to growing their
economies," Easley said.
"There is also critical funding included in this budget
to continue the progress we've made over the past few years
at repairing our crumbling roads and bridges." said Easley.
Both senators hope the bipartisan legislation will be signed
For more information contact:
Senator Easley's Office: (405) 521-5590
Senator Brogdon's Office: (405) 521-5566