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Representing District 19 even in tough climate

On May 3, 2018, representatives listened to fellow freshman representative Rick West give a farewell speech. Rep. Rick West is an extremely strong man and a person of honest character. However, he … more

House passes measure to end wind subsidy

The Oklahoma House of Representatives passed two big measures this week.Senate Bill 888 would end the incentive paid to wind energy companies. Taxpayers paid more than $60 million of $74 million … more

Reservations concerning the June road bond

There is no question our roads are in terrible shape. I have over the last two years asked over and over why we were not sealing cracks in our roads.Almost everyone understands that the freeze thaw … more

Most District 19 teachers stay in classrooms

I have numerous citizens who still have real concerns about the teacher walkout and school funding. First, I would like to apologize to my Facebook friends and followers. I reported last week that I … more

Supporting the teacher walkout

We support the teacher walkout. It’s shameful that our state has allowed Oklahoma education to get into the shape it’s currently in, with many schools going only four days a week instead … more

Additional funds for pay raises

Previously, I discussed two bills I continue to work on: SB 1030 to modify Medicaid qualifications for working age/able-bodied adults and SJR 45 to utilize TSET funds for our graduate medical … more

House Bill 2656 would protect roads and bridges funding

I was very proud to pass House Bill 2656 on the House floor last week and send it to the Senate. This measure will protect rural roads and bridges funds. Approximately six years ago, legislators … more

A Senate Review by Senator Josh Brecheen

We’re now just over a month into regular session and the budget for FY ‘19 looks promising. Our state economy is recovering and state revenues are rising.There are valid ideas to … more

Readers thank utility workers

Our thanks to the brave men and women who braved the ice and cold weather to fix our frozen water pipes and downed electric lines so that we could be cozy and comfortable again. We appreciate … more

Keep up the good work in Durant

Dear Editor:I have had the privilege of visiting Durant about three times a year while visiting our son and daughter-in-law, Travis Rollins and Blythe Duell.They will soon be relocating to Pullman, … more

Roads, when will they become a priority?

Over a year ago I learned the city has not sealed cracks in our roads for over two years. I visited with the city manager and informed him that we were not sealing the cracks.I notified the city … more

Leaving home to find something better

The Durant Democrat recently ran a front-page article with the headline ‘The best country in the world.’If you don’t have a copy of the paper from December 19, 2017, try to get … more

Go along to get along

This appears to be the way of our city council, past and present. No one wants to do the heavy lifting. The city faces many financial challenges. Our infrastructure is in poor shape. Our water … more

Filling the hole

It has been some time since my last correspondence. The reason for my delay in writing is that I simply do not know what to say. To say I am frustrated with our failure to pass a budget would be a … more

Readers say Trump is betraying people who elected him

It’s sad to see the way President Trump is betraying the very people who put him into office. Many of them believed, according to interviews with Trump supporters done by multiple TV reporters, … more

Resident says city makes ‘bad deals’

Why does the City of Durant make bad deals?In 2006, the city of Durant entered into a contract with North Star Development to extend Larkspur Lane to and across Chuckwa Creek and then further north. … more
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