Author Archives: Bo Broadwater

Bo Broadwater joined The Journal Record Legislative Report as legislative report manager in October 2017. Bo is a member of the Warr Acres City Council and very active in his community. For the past several years, he has been the owner of a small business that provides window treatments such as shutters, blinds and shades as well as window and door replacement. He was a candidate for the Oklahoma House of Representatives in 2016. He attended Oklahoma State University-Oklahoma City and the University of Oklahoma and graduated with a degree political science.

Senate passes criminal justice bills

By: Catherine Sweeney The Journal Record April 17, 2018 OKLAHOMA CITY – After going through a more extensive process than just about any legislation of late, Oklahoma’s package of criminal justice reform measures passed off the Senate floor Tuesday. When going ...

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Incumbents eschew re-election bids

By: Catherine Sweeney The Journal Record OKLAHOMA CITY – Although Oklahoma saw a record number of candidates file for office last week, it also saw a high number of incumbents choosing not to file. More than 20 lawmakers won’t return to ...

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Record number of Oklahomans seeking office

By: Catherine Sweeney The Journal Record OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahoma saw its most engaged candidacy filing on record this week, and where residents chose to lodge strong competition revealed as much as where they didn’t. About 800 hopeful residents filed for ...

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Back to School: Walkout ends

By: Catherine Sweeney The Journal Record The Oklahoma Education Association ended its walkout Thursday afternoon OKLAHOMA CITY – Hours after top lawmakers lamented mixed messages and moving goal posts, the Oklahoma Education Association announced an end to its walkout. The ...

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Anti-tax activists start work on repeal

By: Catherine Sweeney The Journal Record OKLAHOMA CITY – Conservative activists are rallying to repeal the state’s $500 million of tax increases, and onlookers said that drive’s success will depend on the teacher walkout’s outcome. In March Oklahoma passed its ...

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Abandoned ideas resurface in revenue hunt (access required)

By: Catherine Sweeney The Journal Record OKLAHOMA CITY – As Oklahoma’s education walkout continues, the Legislature is eyeing revenue options that members seemed to abandon earlier this year. For the past three years, when trying to find ways to save money, state ...

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