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FEBRUARY 2007 NEWS AUDIO CLIPS


Senate Kills Legislation to Keep Teens in School
2.27.07
mp3 (Sens. Wilcoxson and Corn discuss failure of SB 519.)
 
Senate Approves Measure to Check Lottery Winners for Tax and Child Support Liabilities
2.27.07
mp3 (Sen. Wilcoxson explains how her bill would impact lottery winners.)
 
"Celebrate Freedom Week" Legislation Advances to House
2.27.07
mp3 (Sen. Barrington explains "Celebrate Freedom Week" bill.)
 
Measure to Arm Judges Advances to House
2.26.07
mp3 (Sen. Crain explains bills to let judges carry weapons.)
 
Senate Passes Anti-Caller ID Spoofing Act
2.26.07
mp3 (Sen. Williamson says there's been a lot of interest in his anti-caller ID spoofing bill.)
 
Bill to Provide Greater Access to Behavioral Health Services Killed in Committee
2.22.07  
mp3 (Sen. Leftwich says vote leaves thousands of Oklahomans without access to care.)
 
Senate Co-President Pro Tem Glenn Coffee and Senate Finance Co-Chair Mike Mazzei discuss Week 3 of the legislative session.
2.22.07
mp3 (Q & A with reporters.)
 
Senate Committees Approve Bills to Shore up Teachers’ Retirement System
2.22.07
mp3 (Sen. Mazzei discusses bills to infuse funds into TRS.)
 
Committee Approves Measure to Reduce Copper Theft
02.22.07
mp3 (Sen. Branan discusses bill on copper theft.)
 
Senate Observes Moment of Silence in Honor of Fallen Oklahoma Soldier
02.21.07
mp3 (Sen. Corn asks the Senate to partake in a moment of silence honoring Sgt. Buddy Hughie who was killed in combat Monday.)
 
Senate Mourns Loss of Former Member
02.21.07
mp3 (Sen. Jolley talks about Senator Baggett.)
 
Senate Honors Oklahoma Musician
02.21.07
mp3 (Sen. Rabon introduces Hugo Mayor Stan Payne for a city proclamation commending Thomas as a favor son of Hugo.)
mp3 (Reading of SR 8.)
mp3 (Sen. Rabon says he was honored to bring pride to his home town and state in the centennial year by having a special guest back home.)
mp3 (BJ Thomas says he is humbled for recognition and is glad to be back in Oklahoma.)
 
Animal Waste Measure Approved By Committee
02.21.07
mp3 (Sen. Justice explains measure defining animal waste as nonhazardous.)
 
Sen. Leftwich Withdraws Workers Comp Bill
02.20.07
mp3 (Sen. Leftwich, Dr. George Caldwell & Dr. Ivan Holmes discuss her bill to give employees right to choose their own doctor.)
 
Senate Committee Approves Bill Clarifying Child Neglect Definition
02.20.07
mp3 (Sen. Leftwich says SB 790 is needed to clarify what constitutes child neglect in Oklahoma.)
 
Senate Committee Approves Colorectal Cancer Bill
02.15.07
mp3 (Sen. Leftwich discusses cancer screening bill.)
 
Vets for Victory Project Encourages Support for Oklahoma Troops
02.15.07
mp3 (Sen. Ivester, Rep. Wesselhoft, Rep. M. Reynolds and retired LTC Steve Russell.)
 
Q & A with Press: Co-President Pro Tem Glenn Coffee
mp3
 
"Celebrate Freedom Week" Legislation Clears Committee
02.14.07
mp3 (Sen. Barrington discusses "Celebrate Freedom Week."
 
Bill to Clarify County Tax Questions Clears Senate Committee
02.14.07
mp3 (Sen. Sykes said his bill would clarify county ballot issues when the question could result in a tax increase.)
 
Bill Ending Straight Party Vote Heads to Senate Floor
02.14.07
mp3 (Sen. Leftwich, State Election Board Secretary Michael Clingman and Oklahoma County Election Board Secretary Doug Sanderson testimony on bill eliminating straight party voting.)
 
Senate Committee Advances Bill Aimed at Kids Left in Cars
02.13.07
mp3 (Sen. Paddack explain Forget-Me-Not bill to committee.)
 
Doll Project at State Capitol to Bring Attention to Need for Foster Parents
02.13.07
mp3 (Sen. Wilcoxson discusses Foster Doll Project at the Capitol.)
 
Bill to Give Tax Break for Fitness Club Fees Goes to Senate Floor
02.13.07
mp3 (Sen. Mazzei says idea of tax credit for fitness fees has received surprising support.)
 
Sen. Johnson Decides Against Hearing for HPV Bill
02.12.07
mp3 (Sen. C. Johnson says she won't ask her HPV Bill to be heard.)
 
Senate Committee Okays Bill Banning Sale of Cough Medicine/Spray Paint to Minors
02.12.07
mp3 (Sen. Laster says legislation came as a result of the Task Force on Adolescent Substance Abuse and Misuse of Household Items.)
 
Senate Honors 2006 Jim Thorpe Award Winner Aaron Ross
02.12.07
mp3 (Jim Thorpe winner Aaron Ross and Senator Debbe Leftwich.)
 
Burrage Sees OHLAP as Key to Economic Development Opportunities in Oklahoma
02.09.07
mp3 (Sen. Burrage on bill to expand OHLAP.)
 
Bill Advanced to Create the Oklahoma Task Force on Hunger
02.08.07
mp3 (Sen. Rice on bill creating task force on hunger.)
 
Legislation to Make Group Homes Healthier Approved in Committee
02.08.07
mp3 (Sen. Eason McIntyre says groups homes are no different than public schools when it comes to having healthy food options available for residents.)
 
Measure to Prohibit Youth Sports' Practices in Heat Advances
02.08.07
mp3 (Sen. Garrison discusses bill on kids, sports and heat.)
 
Senate Committee Approves Legislation to Ban Forced Use of Microchips
02.08.07
mp3 (Sen. Crain discusses microchip leigslation.)
 
Senate Committee Okays Bill to Ban Smoking at Zoos
02.08.07
mp3 (Sen. Branan discusses his bill to ban smoking at zoos.)
 
Senate Co-President Pro Tem Coffee press Q&A with Appropriations Co-Chair Mike Johnson
02.08.07
mp3(Press Q&A)
 
Corn Pushes for Increase in Teacher Pay/Dependant Coverage
02.07.07
mp3 (Sen. Corn wants to raise teacher pay.)
 
State Senate Resolution Brings Attention to National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day
02.07.07
mp3 (Sen. C. Johnson explains why the high HIV rates in African-Americans is a problem for the entire state.)
 
Corn Calls for Bipartisan Task Force on Corrections
02.06.07
mp3 (Sen. Corn calls for Bipartisan Task Force on Corrections.)
 
Senate Judiciary Committee Approves Measure to Arm Judges
02.06.07
mp3 (Sen. Crain explains his bill to let judges carry guns.)
 
Senate Committee Approves Anti-Caller ID Spoofing Act
02.06.07
mp3 (Sen. Williamson presents anti-caller ID spoofing bill to Judiciary Committee.)
 
Leftwich Bill Protecting Volunteers From Lawsuits Passes Out of Senate Committee 02.06.07
mp3 (Sen. Leftwich and Oklahoma County Commissioner Jim Roth explains SB 113 to Judiciary Committee.)
 
Senate Democratic Leaders Encouraged By Henry’s Vision for Oklahoma’s Future 02.05.07
mp3 (Senators Mike Morgan, Charles Laster and Johnnie Crutchfield react to Governor Henry's State of the State.)