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Lawmakers Swear In

Filed by Michael Cross in Feature, Local News, News, Oklahoma Votes, Politics.
November 14, 2012

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The largest Republican majorities in the state House and Senate took their oaths of office on Wednesday.

Democrats who also took their oath have to contend with very few members left.

Supreme Court Justice Steven Taylor administers the oath of office for 101 Representatives and 23 Senators in both chambers.

Senate President Pro Tem Brian Bingman says he’s glad to have four more seats added to the GOP majority.

“Seats that’s historic and certainly excited about that. 20 years ago I think there were 11 republicans in the senate and today its 36.”

On the other side of the aisle, Minority Leader Sean Burrage says despite only having 12 Democrats his party will still push issues critical to Oklahoma.

“We want to increase funding to public education. We’ve got this health care exchange issue we must deal with that we’ve been ignoring for two and a half years now. But other than that yeah 12 members, but I predict there will be times when our votes are needed to pass some important legislation.”

The recent elections also saw Republican gains in the House which now has a 72 to 29 Majority over Democrats.


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