MARCH 2011 NEWS AUDIO CLIPS



Senate Pro Tem Brian Bingman's Weekly Q & A with Capitol Press (8th Week)
03.31.11 
mp3
 
Senate approves second bill restoring aerospace incentives
03.30.11
mp3 (Sen Mazzei says HB 1008 helps OK focus on strengths, further boosting economy)
 
Senators Encouraged by Support for Education Reforms
03.30.11
mp3 (Gov Fallin, Sup. Barresi, Speaker Steele, Senate Pres Pro Tem Bingman, former FL Gov Bush on education reform)
 
Senate Pro Tem Brian Bingman's Weekly Q & A with Capitol Press (7th Week)
03.24.11 
mp3
 
Sen. Holt calls on unions to stop exploiting OKC Bombing in TV ad
03.24.11 
mp3 (Sen. Holt says unions exploiting OKC Bombing in TV commercial. 
 
Bill to remove Governor from parole process for nonviolent offenses heads to House
03.16.11
mp3 (Sen. Brecheen says removing the Governor from the parole process for nonviolent offenses will save the state millions.)
 
Senate supports vote on lower cap for property tax valuations
03.16.11
mp3 (Sen Reynolds explains SJR 5 on the floor)
 
Senate approves ban on texting while driving
03.16.11
mp3 (Sen Ellis debates for passage of texting while driving ban)
 
Senate passes bill to allow private funds for scholarships to students in need
03.16.11
mp3 (Sen. Newberry discusses the passage of SB 969.)
 
Senate approves pension reform
03.16.11
mp3 (Sen. Mazzei in floor Q & A saysing the problem facing the state could be disastrous.)
 
Senate gives unanimous approval to Erin Swezey Act
03.15.11
mp3 (Sen. Jolley and Swezeys takl to press after passage of Erin Swezey Act.)
 
No Sacred Cows Here; Senate Bill Will Allow Lawmakers to Share in Budget Cutbacks
03.15.11
mp3 (Sen. Bingman urges passage of bill to enable per diem reduction.)
 
Senate approves amendment requiring proof of citizenship for presidential primary candidates
03.15.11
mp3 (Sen. Shortey explains his amendment to SB 91.)
 
Senate votes to end social promotion; second measure would give schools a letter grade
03.14.11
mp3 (Sen. Jolley debating for bill ending social promotion.)
 
Brinkley wins approval for candidate ID bill
03.14.11
mp3 (Sen. Brinkley explains SB 91.)
 
Senate President Pro Tem Brian Bingman's weekly Q & A with reporters (Week 5)
03.10.11
mp3
 
Senate offers second buy-out; implements additional cost-saving measures
03.10.11
mp3 (Sen. Bingman says Senate continues to reduce costs in anticipation of more budget cuts.)
 
Senate honors life of last WWI Vet
03.09.11
mp3 (Sen. Reynolds passes SCR 8 honoring oldest WWI vet.)
mp3 (Reading of SCR 8 honoring Frank Buckles)
 
Senate approves bill to restore local control for termination of bad teachers
03.09.11
mp3 (Sen. Ford debates for SB 1.)
 
Senate approves Resolution to prohibit discrimination, preferential treatment
03.08.11
mp3 (Sen Rob Johnson explains SJR 15)
 
Senate votes to end pension gravy train for elected officials
03.08.11
mp3 (Sen. Mazzei says SB 794 would end unfair advantage of elected officials' pensions.)
 
Senate recognizes Oklahoma State football coach Mike Gundy, award winning athletes
03.08.11 
mp3 (Reading of resolutions honoring Coach Gundy and players, comments from Gundy.)
 
Senate commends U.S. Marshals Service
03.08.11
mp3 (Reading of citation commending US Marshal Service and comments from US Marshals Museum Executive Director Jim Dunn.)
 
Bingman calls passage of SB970 victory for good govt, DOC and taxpayers 3-7-11
03.07.11 
mp3
 
Sen Myers discusses SB970 3-7-11
03.07.11 
mp3
 
Democratic Leader Senator Andrew Rice's Q & A with reporters
03.02.11 
mp3
 
Pro Tem Brian Bingman's Weekly Q & A with reporters
03.02.11 
mp3 (Discussion included budget, tort reform and taxes.)
 
Sen. Brecheen to seek A.G.’s opinion on funeral picketing bill after Supreme Court ruling favoring protestors
03.02.11 
mp3 (Sen. Brecheen will ask for AG's opinion on funeral picketing bill.)
 
Sen. Reynolds says state’s ad valorem system is ‘broken’; advises Oklahoma County homeowners to appeal property taxes
03.02.11 
mp3 (Sen. Reynolds and Rep. Reynolds discuss importance of SJR 5.)
 
Sen. Sykes Q & A with reporters over lawsuit reform measures
03.01.11
mp3
 
Senate dedicates portrait of Admiral J.J. “Jocko” Clark
03.01.11
mp3 (Portrait Unveiling Ceremony - Speakers include President of the State Senate Historical Preservation Fund and former State Sen. Charles Ford, Portrait Sponsor and State Senator Cliff Branan, artist Mike Wimmer and Oklahoma War Veterans Commission Chairman Admiral Wesley Hull)
 
Senate approves measure requiring display of Honor and Remember Flag
03.01.11
mp3 (Sen. Browns discusses his legislation before the Senate.)
 
Bill moving Presidential Primary clears Senate
03.01.11
mp3 (Sen. Holt explains bill to move Presidential primary in Oklahoma.)
 
Senate Approves Bill Naming Red River Bridge for Pres. Bush
03.01.11
mp3 (Sen. Holt explains SB 304.)