State of the State subdued -- why?

Posted on February 8, 2015 by Mike Means
Hello HBA Members! Mike Means Last week saw the official beginning of the 55th Legislative Session. As usual, it began with the Governor's State of the State speech. Unlike the past few years, the Governor's speech did not have the usual "ap...
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Ready, set, legislate!

Posted on February 3, 2015 by Mike Means
Greetings HBA Members! Mike Means I am going to do the weekly update in a different fashion this year. Instead of giving a whole list of bills to wade through my plan is to have a list with a link so you can view them if so desired.Otherwise...
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Your voice needed in the political process

Posted on December 26, 2014 by Mike Means
Hello Members I am sure that you are as excited as I am about the upcoming legislative session! No? Well, it is okay by me if you're not. However, don't let a lack of enthusiasm stop you from participating in the political process. How can you ...
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Good News Overrides the Bad

Posted on September 8, 2014 by By Carol Hartzog Communications
(EDITOR'S NOTE: The fall issue of the Oklahoma Builder magazine will arrive in your mailbox mid-month. For those of you who like online reading, we republish the columns you will see in the magazine. Here, Kurt Dinnes gives his state rep. report, in th...
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Home builders, weary of fly-by-nights, explore licensing

Posted on August 11, 2014 by By Carol Hartzog Communications
EDITOR'S NOTE: The following story was published in Aug. 6 editions of The Oklahoman. By Richard Mize Copyright © 2014, The Oklahoma Publishing Company A homebuilder who is a state lawmaker invited builders to explain to lawmakers why...
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Legislative Update: 'The Silly Season'

Posted on May 6, 2014 by Mike Means
OK, so what do you need to know about the status of legislation still alive at the state capitol? This is the time of session that many call the "silly season." That's because if a bill's language is not agreed upon by the House and Senate, it goes to con...
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