Legislative Luncheon in Ardmore

By: Robin Beal Email
By: Robin Beal Email

ARDMORE, Okla. -- Officials were in for a big turnout for the latest legislative luncheon in Ardmore.

The discussion at Friday’s luncheon was sometimes lively, ranging on everything from the "official English" law that's being discussed in Oklahoma City to property taxes to education.

Most of the seats were taken at the Ardmore Convention Center as State Representative Gregg Piatt answered questions from constituents for well over an hour Friday afternoon.

Afterward, Piatt answered questions and said some of the biggest pending legislation in our area -- at least the thing he is asked about most frequently -- the proposed Ardmore university branch campus. Piatt says the bill is expected to be heard in the Senate next week.

"I believe it will pass in the Senate and it will go to conference. From there, it's up in the air as to what the future's going to be. We're just working very diligently behind the scenes to make sure that we deliver higher education for southern Oklahoma," State Rep. Greg Piatt (R), Ardmore, says.

There are two more Legislative Luncheons left on the calendar. If you want a chance to ask your elected state officials about what is on your mind, call the Ardmore Chamber of Commerce to find out when the next luncheon is scheduled.


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