Giving Back

Posted on September 29, 2014 by Mike Means
By MIKE MEANS Executive Vice President/OSHBA (Editor's note: This column is reprinted from the Fall 2014 edition of Oklahoma Builder magazine) Mike Means It is with a touch of sadness that I reflect on reaching my 10-year milestone w...
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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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Builders wanted!

Posted on May 5, 2014 by Mike Means
You may not know this, but May is a membership drive for each of the homebuilders associations. And to make it successful, your state association is trying to develop a special tool. But we need your help.Mike MeansSo, put on your thinking cap. Give me th...
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Fixing the vote to fix the Capitol?

Posted on April 29, 2014 by Mike Means
Greetings HBA Members!Thursday saw yet another deadline at the State Capitol. It was the day that House bills had to make it through the Senate and Senate bills had to make it through the House. Once again our list has shrunk!Mike MeansThe biggest news wa...
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Easter Weekend Legislative Update

Posted on April 18, 2014 by Mike Means
GoodFridayand Happy Easter HBA Members!It is our prayer and hope that you all have a very enjoyable Easter holiday. The Senate went homeon Wednesdayto enjoy the holiday and the House adjourned earlyThursday. Next week will be a busy week.It was a relative...
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Legislative Update

Posted on April 11, 2014 by Mike Means
Good afternoon HBA Members!Another deadline this week and more bills failed to make it through. Our tracking list just keeps getting smaller. The fun though is just beginning.Why? Here are issues that still have to be dealt with:American Indian Cultural C...
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