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How Many State Employees Are Paid More Than the Governor?
Monday, August 29th, 2011 09:27:48 AM
There is no question that when properly used, technology provides the public with insight into government as never before. All too often, people will express dissatisfaction with the size of government and state their belief that there is too much waste in government, but fail to provide a concrete...
Government Going Modern
Sunday, May 1st, 2011 10:44:09 AM
Editorial by Oklahoma House Speaker Kris Steele
A buzzword at the Capitol is government modernization. The work taking place in this area is similar to renovating an old house that has failed to keep up with the times.
Most neighborhoods have an old house that was once grand but now leaks wa...
The State Government Transparency Proposals
Monday, April 11th, 2011 10:42:38 AM
In last weeks update I wrote about a series of what I believe to be innovative transparency and accessibility enhancing reforms which are part of House Bill 1086 that I authored with state Senator Clark Jolley.
In addition to the reforms that I wrote about in last weeks update, the bill also pr...
HB 1086 - The 2011 Government 2.0 Proposal
Sunday, April 3rd, 2011 10:41:22 AM
During last years legislative session, I served as the House author for Senate Bill 1759 which was sponsored in the Senate by state Senator Anthony Sykes. Our goal was to codify what may be the first in the nations Government 2.0 legislation to be approved at the state level.
The bill establis...
Best Practices for Using Twitter as an Elected Official
Monday, October 4th, 2010 10:38:54 AM
I very much enjoy the ability to utilize new forms of communication with constituents. This is a unique time in history because these forms of communication are quickly evolving.
I was introduced to the idea of using Twitter by Edmond Senator Clark Jolley who was probably the first Oklahoma legis...
Long Term Implications of Gov 2.0 Legislation
Sunday, September 19th, 2010 10:37:53 AM
One the projects I worked on this last legislative year was the Oklahoma State Government 2.0 legislation (SB 1759) which I authored with Oklahoma State Senator Anthony Sykes and which went into law a few weeks ago.
The legalization took several dramatic first steps in establishing the framework ...
House Video Feed Yields Positive Results
Tuesday, March 16th, 2010 10:36:23 AM
I have enjoyed observing first signs of tangible impact from the recent decision by Speaker Chris Benge to provide a live video feed of House proceedings on the Internet.
When I served as a City Councilman in Guthrie, I made the observation that the city policy makers decision to televise city co...
Modernization Changes Taking Effect
Saturday, November 27th, 2010 11:43:41 AM
This is the time of year when we start to see the effect of 2009 legislative changes as they become law. This includes the results from House Bill 1032. House Bill 1032 was the 2009 omnibus modernization bill that focused on using the premise of the economic downturn to mandate new government...