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 MARCH 2009 NEWS AUDIO CLIPS



Legislation Honoring Soldiers Lost in War on Terror Awaits Governor’s Signature
03.26.09
mp3 (Sen. Gumm on bill to honor fallen soldiers.)
 
Q & A with Senate President Pro Tem Glenn Coffee (Week 8)
03.26.09
mp3
 
Oklahoma Senate Opposes China’s Proposal to Replace the Dollar as the World’s Standard
03.25.09
mp3 (Sen Newberry's resolution opposes China's call for a new currency for the world's standard)
 
Legislature Honors Fallen Volunteer Firefighter
03.25.09
mp3 (Sen Bringman presents SCR 14 honoring fallen fireman)
 
Senate President Pro Tempores Honored
03.24.09
mp3 (Dedication ceremony of Senate Pro Tem Glenn Coffee and former Pro Tem Mike Morgan's portraits.  Speaking - Former Sen. Charles Ford, artist Mike Wimmer, former Sen. Mike Morgan and Sen. Glenn Coffee.)
 
Senate Honors Oklahoma Agriculture with Resolution
03.24.09
mp3 (Sen. Justice introduces Senate Resolution 23.)
 
Senate Recognizes March as ‘National Colon Cancer Awareness Month’
03.23.09
mp3 (Sen. Leftwich passes Colon Cancer Month resolution.)
 
State Legislature Honors Miss Oklahoma
03.23.09
mp3 (Sen. Randy Brogdon introduces Miss Oklahoma 2008 to the Senate.)
 
Senate Dedicates Painting of 1928 Trans-Continental Foot Race Winner Andy Payne
03.17.09
mp3 (The dedication of the Andy Payne painting in the Senate with comments from Senate Preservation Fund former Sen. Charles Ford, artist Christopher Nick, Payne's son Jim and Sen. Sean Burrage.)
 
State Senate Honors Long-Time Capitol Reporter John Greiner
03.16.09
mp3 (Ceremony honoring John Greiner on the Senate Floor.)
 
Senate Approves Tax Credits for February 10 Storm Victims
03.13.09
mp3 (Sen. Crutchfield explains how legislation will help disaster victims with tax extentions and credits.)
 
Q & A with Senate President Pro Tem Glenn Coffee (Week 6)
03.12.09
mp3
 
Senate Approves Bill to Lower Limit for Boating Under Influence
03.12.09
mp3 (Sen. Brown says increasing the penalty for BUI's is necessary for public safety.)
 
Senate Approves Bill to Exempt Grandparents from Adoption Costs
03.12.09
mp3 (Sen. Corn explains need for SB 254.)
 
Report Lauds Oklahoma's Tremendous Improvement in Mental Health Services
03.12.09
mp3 (Sen. Crain pleased with state's improvement in mental health services.)
 
Bass Celebrated in Japan After Statue Emerges From River
03.11.09
mp3 (Sen. Bass on Curse of the Colonel.)
 
Judicial Reform Passes Senate
03.11.09
mp3 (Sen. Lamb says SB 609 adds checks and balances to system.)
 
Senate Approves Bill to Expand DNA Database
03.11.09
mp3 (Sen. Nichols understands concerns on expanding DNA database, as well as the good it can do.)
 
The “Eyes” Have it; Senate Approves Scleral Tattooing Ban
03.10.09
mp3 (Sen. Branan explains bill on eyeball tattooing.)
 
Senate Approves ‘21st Century Quality Jobs’ Legislation
03.10.09
mp3 (Sen. Mazzei explains 21st Century Jobs bill.)
 
Domestic Violence Protection Passes Senate
03.10.09
mp3 (Sen. Coffee says his bill would enable rape victims to wait until after evidence is collected to talk to police.)
 
Senate Sends Voter ID to House
03.10.09
mp3 (Sen. Ford urges passage of Voter ID bill.)
 
Senate Approves Education Accountability Reform Act 
03.10.09
mp3 (Sen. Jolley explains need for SB 1111.)
 
Senate Passes Pension Reform for Public Officials Convicted of Crimes
03.10.09
mp3 (Sen. Sykes explains bill to eliminate pensions of public office holders convicted of felonies.)
 
Office of Accountability Passes Senate Today
03.10.09
mp3 (Sen. Coffee explains need for Office of Accountability.)
 
Senate Approves Pro-Life Measure
03.10.09
mp3 (Sen. Jolley pointed to California case involving an attack on woman pregant with quads to demonstrate need for legislation.)
 
Social Host Legislation Heads to House
03.10.09
mp3 (Sen. Leftwich says current social host law has a loophole when it comes to 3.2 beer.)
 
School District Empowerment Program Passes Senate
03.10.09
mp3 (Sen. Ford says SB 834 will give greater local control to schools.)
 
Oklahoma State Senate Calls on Congress to Pass Immigration Reform
03.10.09
mp3 (Sen. Coates says people are frustrated with lack of federal immigration reform.)
 
Q & A with Senate Majority Leader Todd Lamb and Majority Whip Anthony Sykes
03.05.09
mp3
 
Senate Approves Measure to Keep Sex Offenders Out of Ice Cream Trucks
03.04.09
mp3 (Sen. Gumm on background checks for ice cream truck drivers.)
 
Senate Supports Property Tax Cap Vote
03.04.09
mp3 (Sen. Reynolds debates for SJR 5.)
 
Senate Approves Measure to Eliminate Grocery Tax
03.04.09
mp3 (Sen. Mazzei urges passage of Grocery Tax Elimination.)
 
Senate Approves Measure to Remove Income Tax Reduction Trigger
03.02.09
mp3 (Sen. Mazzei says income tax relief best to stimulate economy.)
mp3 (Sen. Mazzei on keeping measure moving through process.)
 
Flaming Lips' 'Do you Realize??' Named Oklahoma Rock Song
03.02.09
mp3 (Reading of resolution honoring the Flaming Lips.)
mp3 (Wayne Coyne reaction to his band's song being named the state's Rock Song.)
 
Senate Honors 2008 Heisman Winner Sam Bradford and OU Football Team
03.02.09
mp3 (Reading of the two resolutions recognizing Sam Bradford and the OU Sooners football team and comments from Bradford and Coach Stoops.)