Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73105
For Immediate Release: April 11, 2014
Sen. Randy Bass
Statement from Senator Randy Bass
State Sen. Randy Bass, D-Lawton, issued the following
statement on Friday regarding the recent decision by Senate Democrats
to name him as their Leader-elect.
“The issue of the horizontal drilling tax is an overriding
one this session, especially considering the budget constraints
we’re facing. We realize there’s a great deal at stake
for everyone at the table, and discussions are ongoing.
“We understand the vital role the energy industry has played
in Oklahoma’s past—a role it will continue to play in
the future. At the same time, we also understand the serious needs
facing our state, particularly in education.
“As a caucus, we had agreed to let those discussions unfold
before staking out a definitive position. When that didn’t
happen, there was a decision that we needed to go in a different
direction to move the caucus forward.
“I appreciate the support of my fellow Senate Democrats,
and I look forward to the challenges ahead as we work to address
the needs of our citizens and the great state of Oklahoma.”
For more information, contact:
Sen. Bass: (405) 521-5567