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Transportation Politics Week-in-Review

Second District Representative Markwayne Mullin (R-Westville), a member of the House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee, was named this week by committee chairman, Rep. Bill Shuster (R-Pennsylvania), to a special panel tasked with examining the current state of freight transportation in the United States and how improving freight transportation can strengthen the U.S. economy.  The committee will commence for six months beginning April 24th.  Congratulations Congressman Mullin. It is great to have you representing Oklahoma on this important panel.

The state legislature continues to debate a myriad of topics as the session enters its final five weeks.  Some of the more hotly debated issues include workers' compensation reform, reducing the personal income tax and repairs to the aging state Capitol building.  As was reported in last week's Oklahoma Transportation News, one of the main transportation-related bills, HB 1080, awaits action in joint conference committee.

Source: Oklahoma Transportation News

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