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Oklahoma State Senate
Senator Charlie Laster
Democratic Floor Leader
Senate District 17
Pottawatomie, Oklahoma and Cleveland Counties

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For Immediate Release: February 2, 2009

Sen. Charlie Laster
Senate Democratic Leader Charlie Laster talks to reporters
about the Governor's State of the State Address.

Senate Democratic Leader Ready to Help Governor Move Agenda Forward
Agrees the State Must Continue Building the Foundation to a Brighter Future

“Governor Henry laid out a bold vision for Oklahoma today in his “State of the State” address and the Senate Democratic caucus stands ready to work with the Governor to continue moving Oklahoma forward.

“Health care is an issue our caucus is extremely passionate about and we have been at the forefront of this discussion of making access to affordable health care a greater reality for more Oklahoma families.

“In particular, we are pleased Governor Henry urged the Oklahoma Legislature to end insurance discrimination against families whose children suffer from Autism. Senate Democrats, and the families of these Autistic children have fought hard for this legislation and we will do whatever it takes to make “Nick’s Law” a reality this session.

“As we begin this legislative session, like Governor Henry, we are hopeful partisan politics will be checked at the door in favor of building a better Oklahoma in which to live, work and raise a family.”

For more information contact:
Sen. Laster's Office: 405-521-5539

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