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Paddack retains Senate 13 seat 2012-11-06

Voters in Seminole County elected a new county commissioner Tuesday and those in Senate District 13 retained incumbent Susan Paddack by an overwhelming margin.

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Paddack deserves re-election 2012-11-04

The Ada News endorses Senator Susan Paddack

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Career day for students set for Oct. 10 2012-10-05

“Career Discover Day” is an ambitious project first envisioned by state Sen. Susan Paddack, D-Ada, to encourage students at a young age to start thinking now about choosing a career and to understand what options are available, even if they change their minds at a later date.

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Oklahoma state Senate candidate arrested Saturday 2012-07-25

Fred E. Ray Smith was arrested Saturday on complaints of failure to appear in court for outstanding child support payments and failure to pay fines associated with driving without a license and having an open container in the car.

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Senate Review by Sen. Susan Paddack 2012-05-25

Senator Paddack's weekly column

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Senate Review by Sen. Susan Paddack 2012-05-18

Senator Paddack's weekly column

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Senate Review by Sen. Susan Paddack 2012-05-11

Senator Paddack's weekly column

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Legislative Luncheon Welcomes 'Ecstatic' Paddack to County 2012-05-04

State Sen. Susan Paddack is “ecstatic” about representing a large portion of Pottawatomie County after last year’s redistricting.

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Senate Review by Sen. Susan Paddack 2012-05-04

Senator Susan Paddack's weekly column

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Senate Review by Sen. Susan Paddack 2012-04-27

Senator Paddack's weekly column

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We Have a Race 2012-04-24

Senator Paddack has an opponent so we must prepare for November!

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Election Board upholds candidacy of man with convictions 2012-04-24

The state Election Board upheld the candidacy of a man with convictions for a bad check and drunken dirving.

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Senate Review by Sen. Susan Paddack 2012-04-20

Senator Paddack's weekly column

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Senate Review by Sen. Susan Paddack 2012-04-13

Senator Paddack's weekly column

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Senate Review by Sen. Susan Paddack 2012-04-06

Senator Paddack's weekly column

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Nearly 1,000 attend Oklahoma's Girl Scout Day 2012-04-05

OKLAHOMA CITY — More than 900 Girl Scouts, volunteers, leaders, parents, siblings and supporters of Girl Scouts filled the halls and rotundas of Oklahoma’s State Capitol on March 21 to celebrate 100 years of scouting. It was perhaps the largest single gathering of Oklahoma Girl Scouts in the state’s history.

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Senate Review by Sen. Susan Paddack 2012-03-30

Senator Paddack's weekly column

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Senate Review by Sen. Susan Paddack 2012-03-23

Senator Paddack's weekly column

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Senate Review by Sen. Susan Paddack 2012-03-16

Senator Susan Paddack's weekly column

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Ada and People's Electric Earn Tree City USA Status 2012-03-15

Representatives of the City of Ada, the Ada Tree Board and People’s Electric Cooperative received special recognition for tree care at the state capitol in Oklahoma City this week. Ada has participated in the Tree City USA program for 18 years, and People’s Electric has been a Tree Line USA utility for 11 years.

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Senate Review by Sen. Susan Paddack 2012-03-09

Senator Susan Paddack's weekly column

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Senate Review by Sen. Susan Paddack 2012-03-02

Senator Susan Paddack's weekly column

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Legislators give DHS plan the boot 2012-03-01

The most desired outcome in the form of an end to the uncertainty for residents at the Southern Oklahoma Resource Center is still in a state of limbo, but as of Tuesday, another attempt to drastically reduce the campus was denied.

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Senate votes down DHS plan 2012-02-29

On Tuesday, the Oklahoma State Senate voted down a plan that would have forced the closure of SORC.

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A Senate Review by Sen. Susan Paddack 2012-02-24

 Senator Susan Paddack's weekly column

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Senate Review by Senator Susan Paddack 2012-02-17

 Senator Susan Paddack's weekly column

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Senate Review by Sen. Susan Paddack 2012-02-10

Senator Susan Paddack's weekly column

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Parent, Employee Association SORC plan presented 2012-01-28

SORC plan asks for more time, restructuring

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Feelings mixed about education reform waiver 2012-01-25

State Sen. Susan Paddack said the state should proceed cautiously in seeking a waiver from the No Child Left Behind Act.

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Letter to the Editor 2012-01-25

Thanks to Senator Susan Paddack’s vision about this event.

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Special event gives county kids life lesson 2012-01-19

  My Future, My Career, My Responsibility — was the brainchild of Oklahoma State Sen. Susan Paddack

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Career fair helps Pontotoc Co. eighth graders prepare for future 2012-01-18

Senator Paddack said she hopes to make Career Discovery Day an annual field trip for Pontotoc County 8th graders.

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Paddack says state tax axe might do harm 2012-01-17

 Sen. Susan Paddack spoke about a recent push to get rid of the state’s income tax and what that would mean for government programs and budget shortfalls.

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Paddack seeks to expand options under ACE 2012-01-13

Sen. Susan Paddack said she hopes recent discussions regarding full implementation of the Achieving Classroom Excellence Act testing requirements will give weight to her proposal to expand the options available to high school students.

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Parent Group to Offer Own SORC Plan 2012-01-05

Countering the Developmental Disabilities Services Division report presented to the Oklahoma Commission of Human Services in December is the Parent Guardian Association for SORC, who again feel the situation is not being properly represented.   The final details of their own plan still need to be worked out with their members as well as consulting with local legislators State Sen. Susan Paddack and State Rep. Lisa J. Billy.

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Big changes with year’s top stories 2012-01-02

 State Sen. Susan Paddack along with Rep. Lisa Billy and the Parent Guardian Association are expected to keep up the fight to keep the Southern Oklahoma Resource Center open when the commission meets in January.

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DHS report does not favor SORC future 2011-12-08

While the residents of the Southern Oklahoma Resource Center of Pauls Valley and NORC in Enid are the focal points on either side of a statewide debate, the first version of a report about the fate of both facilities is still suggesting significantly scaling down the institutional setting

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The Voice of Students in Government 2011-12-03

Susan Paddack, D-Ada, focused in on a message about how government works and the role that even students can play a part and have their voice heard when she ...

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Races spice up election ballot in 2012 2011-10-24

From City and County, to State and Federal - many races will be on the ballot in 2012.

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Adans cited as Women of Year 2011-10-06

The Oklahoma Journal Record is honoring 50 Oklahoma women who make a difference at an awards gala Thursday evening. Among the 50 this year are Ada residents Keri Prince, LegalShield general counsel, and state Sen. Susan Paddack.

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Tribe's lawsuit backed by pair 2011-08-22

Susan Paddack, a Democrat, told The Ada News that the tribes should have a seat at the negotiating table when discussing water ...

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City of Norman considers using recalimed water 2011-08-11

Norman proposed a set of guidelines for using effluent in safe, beneficial ways. That may have spurred Rep. Scott Martin, R-Norman, and Sen. Susan Paddack, D-Ada, to file a joint resolution requiring the Department of Environmental Quality and the Oklahoma Water Resources Board to submit a report on water reuse.

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Details of legislative water panel announced 2011-08-04

The 16-member committee will study water laws, review the Oklahoma Comprehensive Water Plan that is set to be released by the Oklahoma Water Resources Board in October and then issue recommendations to the Legislature, said House Speaker Kris Steele, R-Shawnee.

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Charity Inc. 2011-08-03

Charity Inc.: Why should I register with the secretary of state?  From the Journal Record.

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Sen. Paddack presents awards to local businesses 2011-07-17

State Sen. Susan Paddack presented Ada business leaders with awards for their efforts in improving Ada’s business climate and employing its many residents.

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State Chamber CEO impressed with Ada 2011-06-20

Fred Morgan, president and CEO of The State Chamber of Oklahoma,  said he’s been impressed by Ada’s recent improvements.  He said Ada’s state legislators, State Senator Susan Paddack and Representative Todd Thomsen, have done a great job at the capitol.

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They fought for Old Glory 2011-06-14

Each one of the honorees accomplishments were read off by Rear Adm. Wesley Hull (Ret.) prior to their induction and during the ceremony, were given citations from Sen. Tom Coburn R-Muskogee and the Oklahoma Legislature via Sen. Frank Simpson R-Ardmore, who served as master of ceremonies. Sen. Susan Paddack D-Ada, also presented a citation.

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Effective lawmakers revealed in analysis 2011-05-29

Among Democrats, the most effective lawmakers were Sen. Susan Paddack, D-Ada, who saw success for seven of her bills and one joint resolution, and Sen. Sean Burrage, D-Claremore, who had a .545 batting average - the highest of any senator, Republican or Democrat.

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