This is a strong piece of legislation-thank you Ryan Martinez for running this bill! What do you think?
Thank you Representative Kevin McDugle for your courage to share your story and help get these 2 bills heard and passed through the House!
Great article but I still want to hear from my constituents on issues. The average vote is based on 3-4 calls/emails on an issue.
As a member of the advocacy group that created our first state legislation dealing with the ill affects of tobacco use in the late 90's, I am discouraged that we are still faced with serious health costs related to diseases caused by smoking. Sadly many of the diseases that cost this state billions are preventable. We must do better!
Oklahoma’s tobacco numbers
$1.62 billion – health care costs due to smoking
7,490 – annual deaths attributed to smoking
31.4 percent – high school tobacco use rate
26.9 percent – adult tobacco use rate
I encourage you to read this 4 part series. It is time to something different!
"We may need more money, but it's also about the courage and political will to look at how we're spending the dollars we have and to look at new models and have the leadership that says we're going to try some different things!" - Michael Brose
The five agencies will listen to include State Depart of Education, Health Care Authority, Regents for Higher Education, Department of Human Services, and Department of Corrections. Take a look!
Being an informed voter is very important! The Oklahoma Voter Guide gives a breakdown of the State Questions that will be on the ballot on November 8th!
Ask your questions!
Very interesting article. What do you think about this? Tulsa is just behind Oklahoma City in funding.
Educate yourself before you vote! Knowledge is power and every vote matters! Check out the Voters' Guide to Ballot Measures before heading into the voting booth on November 8th!
There are many opportunities to attend forums on the state questions that will be on the November ballot. Knowledge is power! Be informed!
If there is a question you have about anything on the ballot, comment and let me know! We are here to start an open dialogue and listen to the great people of Oklahoma!