Tonight, Fox 25 reported on Senator David Holt’s legislation to allow Oklahoma consumers to pay lower retail prices. You can watch the story here.
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This week I was excited to be named by Senate Pro Tem Brian Bingman as Vice Chair of the brand new Appropriations Subcommittee on Non-Appropriated Agencies, with Senator Patrick Anderson as Chair.
Here’s what that means in English: In Oklahoma, only some of our state money is actually “appropriated”, meaning that the Legislature annually considers needs and passes a budget for those agencies. The other portion, which amounts to billions of dollars, is “non-appropriated,” meaning that it is spent by state agencies without legislative oversight, and therefore with virtually no accountability to the taxpayers. Our committee is charged with changing that. It should be interesting!
Here is a KOKH Fox 25 report on the new subcommittee.
In the 2013 and 2014 legislative sessions, I will also be serving on the Education, Appropriations, Judiciary, and Public Safety committees.