The amendment (by Speaker McCall) may kill the effectiveness of the effort, or it may make the legislature actually step up and mandate those reforms in a more directly accountable way. The Senate seems determined to address that matter. Senator Julie Daniels helped create this commission last year. She does not want this amendment of the commission's statutory role. The commission believes that one word of change could make the APAC irrelevant.
Members of the House Platform Caucus have said that they insist on a legitimate performance audit of any agency, before approving increases in future funding. This commission may finally move the legislature to a better consensus of what proper funding looks like.
One final note: Sullivan has been an outspoken supporter of education reform. His most recent OpEd ran in the Tulsa World about a year ago.
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David Van Risseghem is the Director of Sooner Politics.org. The resource is committed to informing & mobilizing conservative Oklahomans for civic reform. This endeavor seeks to utilize the efforts of all cooperative facets of the Conservative movement...