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MAY 2005 NEWS AUDIO CLIPS


Senate Democrats Praise Session’s Accomplishments
mp3
(Motion to Sine Die audio with Assistant floor leader Sens. Angela Monson & Jay Paul Gumm presiding & Sen. Robert M. Kerr making the motion.)
mp3 (Sen. Pres. Pro Tem Mike Morgan & caucus discuss 2005 session.)
 
Senate Passes Tax Cut for Working Families
05.27.05
mp3 (Sen. Gumm debates for tax cut package.)
 
Senate Sends Road & Bridge Maintenance Measure to Governor Henry’s Desk
05.26.05
mp3 (Sen. Corn discusses passage of historical road and bridge funding package.)
 
Time Has Run Out for Workers’ Comp Reform; Special Session Needed
05.26.05
mp3 (Q & A with Lt. Gov. Mary Fallin, Senate Republican Leader
Glenn Coffee & Sen. Scott Pruitt on workers comp.)
 
Governor Vetos Bill to Protect Homeowners
05.26.05
mp3 (Sen. Lamb discusses veto of SB 431.)
 
Senate Leader Insists Reform Measure Maintain Physician Choice Rights for Injured Workers 05.26.05
mp3 (Reporter Q & A with Sens. Morgan & Laster on Workers Comp.)
 
SENATE HONORS WAR HERO
05.26.05
mp3 (Sen. Garrison says that Col. Hill is an American hero.)
mp3 (Col. Hill talks about WWII and what the Senate Resolution means to him.)
 
Measure to Provide Added Protection to Oklahoma Students Receives Final Senate Approval
05.25.05
mp3 (Sen. Easley discusses school CPR bill.)
 
Senate Republicans Say Workers’ Comp Process Flawed, Special Session May Be Needed
05.25.05
mp3 (Sen. Pruitt on workers comp and special session.)
 
Henry Nominee for Textbook Committee Opposed
05.25.05
mp3 (Sen. Jolley explains opposition to nominee.)
 
Senate Gives Approval to National Guard Relief Program
05.25.05
mp3 (Sen. Easley says tax checkoff bill would help Oklahoma Guard members & their
families.)
 
SENATE HONORS OKLAHOMA FINALIST FOR "AMERICA'S NEXT TOP MODEL"
05.25.05
mp3(Sen. Mazzei presents the resolution to Kahlen on the floor.)
mp3 (Kahlen talks about her first experience at the State Capitol.)
 
House Needs to Take Action or Leave Oklahoma’s Needy Children Behind
05.25.05
mp3 Sen. Rabon says the legislature must address the Mediciad funding issue.)
 
Senate Gives Final Approval to Bill Expanding DNA Database
05.25.05
mp3 (Sen. Nichols on Senate floor Q & A on DNA bill.)
 
Senator Monson Honored
05.24.05
mp3 (Sen. Morgan and Sen. Monson)
 
Governor Signs Bill Honoring Buffalo Soldiers
05.24.05
mp3 (Sen. Eason McIntyre explains history of the Buffalo Soldier and her bill.)
 
Senate Gives Final Approval to Ban on Alcohol Inhalation Machines
05.23.05
mp3 (Sen. Nichols discusses bill banning alcohol inhalation
machines.)
 
Senate Gives Final Okay to Child Safety Bill
05.20.05
mp3 (Sen. Jolley discusses SB 799.)
 
Senate Honors American Idol Carrie Underwood
05.20.05
mp3 (Sen. Shurden discusses Carrie on the floor.)
 
Senate to Honor American Idol Carrie Underwood
05.19.05
mp3 (Sen. Shurden says Senate will honor Carrie Underwood.)
 
Senate Honors State Treasurer
05.19.05
mp3 (State Treasurer Robert Butkin addresses the Senate.)
mp3 (Sen. Hobson praises Treasurer Robert Butkin.)
 
Senator Lawler’s Fight to Strengthen Grandparents Rights Becomes Law
05.18.05
mp3 (Sen. Lawler explains the impact SB 733 will have for Oklahoma
grandparents raising their grandchildren.)
 
Gov. Signs Jessica Lunsford’s Law
05.17.05
mp3 (Sen. Wyrick says Gov. signed Jessica Lunsford's law.)
 
Schools to Receive Offender Registry
05.17.05
mp3 (Sen. Myers says providing schools with sex offender registry
will save them time and money while helping to better protect our children.)
 
Senate Gives Final Approval to Youthful Offender Task Force
05.17.05
mp3 ( Sen. Riley discusses Youthful Offender Task Force bill)
 
Proposed Tax Cuts Will Devastate Oklahoma in Years to Come
05.16.05
mp3 (At a press conference on Monday, four lawmakers voiced their opposition to various proposed tax cuts this session. Speaking in order are Rep. Debbie Blackburn, Sen. Jim Wilson, Sen. Stratton Taylor and Rep. Joe Eddins)
 
Senate Author Praises House Passage of Pro Life Measure
05.12.05
mp3 (Sen. Lawler explains the provisions of HB 1686 and why it is an important bill for Oklahomans.)
mp3 (Rep. Hamilton comments about Sen. Lawler's role in getting HB 1686 passed.)
 
SENATE ROCKS!! Upper Chamber Wins Annual Baseball Game, 13-7
05.11.05
mp3 (Coach Myers on Senate victory.)
 
Senate Gives Final Approval to GPS Monitoring for Registered Sex Offenders
05.10.05
mp3 (Sen. Wyrick explains SB 631 on the floor.)
 
Retired Educators Need Legislative Support
05.10.05
mp3 (Sen. Rabon says more should be done for retired educators.)
 
Bill Ending Drown Nights Heads to Gov.
05.09.05
mp3 (Sen. Wilcoxson debating for SB 518.)
 
Senate Takes on House at the Brick
05.09.05
mp3 (Sen. Pruitt talks about House vs. Senate baseball game.)
 
SENATE DEMOCRATS CAST VOTE AGAINST REAL WORKERS’ COMP REFORM
05.04.05
mp3 (Lt. Gov. Mary Fallin, Senate Republican Leader Glenn Coffee & Sen. Scott Pruitt talk to reporters following final action on HB 2046.)
 
Stand-off Over, Morgan Emphasizes Role Of Communicating in Legislative Process
05.04.05
mp3 (Sen. Morgan says he is ready to move on with Senate business.)
 
Morgan Q & A following Tuesday's session.
05.03.05
mp3
 
Morgan Asserts Constitutional Authority; Reaffirms Control of State Senate, Separation of Powers
05.02.05
mp3 (Sen. Morgan talks to press after Monday's session.)