Education

Public education is in a crisis as we see with the budget cuts, layoffs, and shortened school weeks statewide. These are not a result of lazy teachers, fiscal mismanagement by our school districts, or salaries of school administration. These cuts are a direct result of the fiscal mismanagement and lack of economic foresight by the elected officials at the state …

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Healthcare

Denise will fight policies which would result in¬†driving up rates for others and likely leading to the closure of health care facilities vital across Oklahoma. Denise will adamantly oppose any proposal that does not protect Oklahomans from rising healthcare costs, higher premiums, and out-of-pocket expenses while ensuring those with preexisting conditions cannot be denied coverage or charged more. Denise believes:¬† …

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State Budget

Oklahoma is currently dealing with a nearly $900 million budget shortfall this year. This shortfall has caused disastrous cuts to vital state-funded programs such as DHS, hospitals and nursing homes, and public education. Although this is partially caused by lower prices in the oil and gas energy sectors, the majority of this economic crisis can be traced back to a …

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Criminal Justice

The idea that somebody could go to jail for possession of drug paraphernalia is ridiculous. We need to spend tax dollars on reformation, not retention. Denise will also make it a priority to get private business out of our prisons.

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