Oklahoma Republicans meet to develop 2015 agenda
Ponca City Now - November 29, 2014 8:47 am
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) – Oklahoma Republican leaders are meeting to hammer out details of their agenda for 2015.
House Republicans maintained a 72-29 advantage over Democrats in the November 4th election and plan to meet Sunday and Monday in Sulphur with Gov. Mary Fallin and new schools Superintendent Joy Hofmeister.
House Speaker Jeff Hickman says the caucus will discuss education funding and policy, criminal justice, and some of state tax credits and incentives offered each year.
Fallin is meeting with legislators and her policy advisers. Spokesman Michael McNutt says she hasn’t formalized her 2015 agenda.
Senate Republicans – now with a 40-8 edge over Democrats – met last week.
The governor and House and Senate leaders all have said that increased funding for public schools is a priority.
The legislative session begins February 2nd.