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APRIL 2007 NEWS AUDIO CLIPS


Senate Approves Bipartisan Bill to Strengthen Teachers’ Retirement System
04.30.07
mp3 (Following passage of SB 357, strengthening the Teachers’ Retirement System, Senate Appropriations Co-chairs Mike Johnson, R-Kingfisher and Johnnie Crutchfield, D-Ardmore, and co-authors Mike Mazzei, R-Tulsa, and Kenneth Corn, D-Poteau, talked to reporters about the measure.)
 
Senate Honors Sherri Coale and Sooner Women’s Basketball Team
04.30.07
mp3 (Audio includes reading of SR 34 and comments from Sen. Sparks and Sherri Coale.)
 
Sen. Wilcoxson says State Should Not Weaken Testing for Students
04.27.07
mp3 (Sen. Wilcoxson hopes Governor will urge State Board to reject recommendations on alternative tests.
 
Week 12 Q & A with Co-President Pro Tem Glenn Coffee.
04.26.07
mp3 (Sen. Pres. Pro Tem Glenn Coffee discusses the attempted override of SB 714, the budget negotiations and tort reform during his weekly Q and A session with members of the press.)
 
Senate Declares April 2007 Autism Awareness Month
04.26.07
mp3 (Sen. Mike Johnson discusses autism on the floor after passing the resolution.)
 
Williamson Vows to Continue Effort to Override Henry Veto of Pro-Life Bill
04.25.07
mp3 (Sen. Williamson urges members to vote to override the veto of SB 714.)
 
Parents of Disabled Children Defend SB 714
04.24.07
mp3 (Sen. Williamson and others urge Senate to override Governor's veto of SB 714.  Speakers in order: Sen. Williamson, Doris Erhart-mother of Down syndrome son, Juanita Killingsworth-mother of Down syndrome daughter, Rep. Rebecca Hamilton.)
 
Q & A with Republican Senators Williamson, Coffee, Laughlin and Brannon. Includes discussions about SB 507 (lawsuit reform) that was passed by the Senate Thursday.
Senate Sends Bipartisan Lawsuit Reform Legislation to Gov. Henry
04.19.07
mp3
 
Senate Passes Tax Exemption Bill for Biofuel Producers and Industry
04.18.07
mp3 (Sen. Justice says HB 1916 will help Oklahoma lead the nation's biofuel race.)
 

Senate Approves Measure to Encourage Continued Growth in Adventure District
04.17.07
mp3 (Sen. Lerblance debating for HB 2019.)

 
Full Senate Approves Illegal Immigration Bill
04.16.07
mp3 (Sen. Williamson reax after passage of immigration bill.)
 
Medical Professionals/Lawmakers Urge Gov. to Sign SB 714
04.16.07
mp3 (Sen. Williamson, along with medical professionals, urges Gov. Henry to sign SB 714.)
 
Republican Co-Floor Leader Sen. Owen Laughlin and Appropriations Vice Chair David Myers visit with press about the past week in the Senate and the budget.
04.12.07
mp3
 
Sen. Wilson Urges Gov. to Veto Abortion Bill
04.12.07
mp3 (Sens. Wilson, Leftwich and Rice speak out against SR 714 along with physicians and others from the medical community.)
 
Senate Sends Bipartisan Pro-Life Legislation to Governor Henry
04.11.07
mp3 (Senator James A. Williamson debates for passage of SB 715.)
 
Senators Mike Morgan and Glenn Coffee give statements after passage of appropriations bills on Wednesday.
04.11.07
mp3
 
Legislative Leaders Announce Bipartisan Agreement on Supplemental Funding for Department of Military: $1.5 Million in Funds Expected to Pass Senate Today
04.10.07
mp3 (Speakers: Rep. Chris Benge, House Appropriations & Budget Committee Chair; Sen. Johnnie Crutchfield, Co-Chair Senate Appropriations; Major General Bud Wyatt, Commander of the Oklahoma Army & Air National Guard; Ken Miller, House A & B Committee Vice-Chair.)
 
Senator Brown Hopes Signing of SJR 14 Will Get Tulsa on Track for Passenger Rail Service
04.10.07
mp3 (Sen. Brown hopes SJR 14 will expand Amtrack to Tulsa.
 
Senate Honors Public Service Career of Gary Gardenhire
04.04.07
mp3 (Former Senator Gary Gardenhire addresses the State Senate on Wednesday.)
 
Senate Committee Approves Illegal Immigration Bill
04.03.07
mp3 (Sen. Williamson urges passage of bill on illegal immigration.)