House Democrats Wednesday outlined their priorities and positions for the 2013 legislative session.
“The issues in front of the Oklahoma legislature this year will define not only our progress as a state in the coming year, but also in the years to come,” said Democratic Leader Scott Inman, D-Del City. “Our legislative agenda reveals our priorities as a caucus as well as the differences between Democratic and Republican values,” said Leader Inman. “As Democrats, we believe that we must create policies that increase the standard of living in Oklahoma for all of our state’s citizens, not just the most affluent sectors. We also believe we must do justice to the hardships and challenges many Oklahomans face through proactive policy. We believe we have done so by carefully crafting a legislative agenda that will accomplish our goals.”
Legislative priorities for the House Democratic Caucus include the budget, health care, public safety and transportation, education, and worker’s compensation reform. House Democrats believe their vision for the 54th legislative session will fortify Oklahoma and capitalize upon the strengths of its people and resources, in contrast to the Republicans’ policies that will enrich the few at the cost of the many.