House Speaker Chris Benge says he’s humbled to be elected by acclimation to the powerful legislative post last week, but he he calls himself a husband and father first, and takes that responsibility “very seriously.”
The father of two children, Benge, R-Tulsa, said he hopes he will still be able to go home one night a week during session to spend time with his family.During the legislative session, he boards with two of his fellow Republican House members, Tad Jones of Claremore and Todd Thomsen of Ada.…
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Today is Ronald Reagan Day in Oklahoma.
A resolution passed Tuesday states President Reagan was “a man of humble background, and worked throughout his life serving freedom and advancing the public good.” In addition, “Reagan served with honor and distinction for two terms as the fortieth President of the United States of America, the second of which earned him the confidence of three-fifths of the electorate and victory in forty-nine of the fifty states in the general election — a record unsurpassed in the history of American presidential elections.”
Senate Concurrent Resolution 48 commends Reagan’s “vision of ‘peace through strength’ [that] led to the end of the Cold War and the ultimate demise of the Soviet Union, guaranteeing basic human rights for millions of people.”
Today is Reagan’s birthday.…
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