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Right now, I find myself at the proverbial crossroads with one of the most important responsibilities I have as a parent. Education. Next to home and church, school is the most influential experience my children will probably ever have.


During the first couple weeks of July, the House Appropriations Committee, on which I serve, met for a marathon of legislative markups. Specifically, we worked through the 12 annual bills that fund the federal government.

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Following the reprehensible treatment and tragic death of George Floyd, there has rightly been a national outcry against what took place both under the watch of and at the hands of police officers in Minneapolis – a clear and despicable violation of the solemn oath police officers take to serve a

Give your children age appropriate chores to do around the house.

With the ongoing coronavirus concerns, children are spending more time at home with parents and grandparents. I don’t know about you, but this has changed our family dynamics to the extent of exasperating my sanity some days.

State Question 802 (Medicaid Expansion Initiative)

Regardless of whether State Question 802 (Medicaid Expansion Initiative) passes at the primary polls on June 30, there is one thing that I am very happy about: that the measure is on the ballot for Oklahoma voters.

Vote no on SQ 802

State Question 802 will be on the June 30 primary ballot. It is an initiative petition supported by those who want to expand Medicaid for low-income Oklahomans whose pay does not exceed 133% of the federal poverty level. If passed, it would become a part of the state constitution.

Teach your kids different view points.

Parents spend the best years of their lives raising children. We watch our offspring blossom before us as we gently fade into the background of importance. We teach them to be self-controlled and kind to others.