GUTHRIE - Some of the staff at the state Capitol has been transplanted to Guthrie today.
The Oklahoma Highway Patrol troopers who typically guard the doors at the Capitol in Oklahoma City are here in Guthrie, running the metal detectors. Many of the sergeant-at-arms are here as well, keeping control of the proceedings like they do on a daily basis in
House and Senate staff members are here to watch the session, and even the legislative media staff are here to help us out as we bring you the latest.
The room in the legislative hall is grand, though the lawmakers are seated in metal folding chairs instead of the nice wooden desks they are used to at the Capitol. But there is a feeling of history here, and a hush has fallen over the room as a verbal roll call is done for all 149 lawmakers in attendance.
- Jennifer Mock, Capitol Bureau