President Pro Tempore
Senator Brian Bingman, R-Sapulpa
State Capitol Room 422
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73105
For Immediate Release: January 19, 2011
Pro Tem Bingman and Senate GOP discuss 2011 agenda.
Senate GOP 2011 Agenda
Senate Republicans Unveil Legislative Agenda
The Senate Republicans released their legislative agenda today
announcing a commitment to job creation and a focus on the budget
challenges ahead. Republicans reassured Oklahomans those basics
such as public safety, education, and transportation funding would
remain priorities in the upcoming session.
“Our commitment as Republicans is to make Oklahoma a better
place to create jobs and grow your business,” stated Senator
Brian Bingman, R-Sapulpa.
“We are optimistic about Oklahoma’s future because
our state is well positioned for growth and economic development”
continued Bingman. “We are not letting off, we will continue
to pursue job creating policies and allow people to thrive here
In two simultaneous events, Republicans gathered in Oklahoma City
and Ardmore, where southern Oklahoma Senators gathered to present
the Senate Republican Agenda for the first time at that location.
“We are honored to represent the people of Oklahoma,”
said Senator Anthony Sykes, who took part in the Ardmore event.
“We are presenting this as a commitment because we take these
issues very seriously.”
Senate Republican Agenda items included:
• Support for tax reforms that lower the tax burden on individuals
• Balancing our budget with prioritized spending
• Lawsuit and workers compensation reforms that reduce the
cost of business and allow doctors to practice in Oklahoma without
overly costly malpractice rates
• Allowing school districts the ability to remove low performing
personnel, expand virtual and online offerings and assure parental
choice in education by providing quality rankings for individual
schools (A through F) as well as educational offerings including
• Support the ongoing increase to the ROADS Fund and commit
to the 8 year Transportation Plan to address our most critical bridge
and road needs
The 2011 Legislative session will begin on Monday, February 7,
and end no later than Friday, May 27, 2011.
For more information contact:
Sen. Bingman: (405) 521-5605