By Walter J. Evans, Tulsa
Thanks to Sen. Brian Crain, R-Tulsa, new legislation has been passed that will help save lives affected by domestic and family violence. Senate Bill 726 was approved by the Legislature and signed by Gov. Mary Fallin.
Crain is a tribute to statesmanship and a master at guiding legislative initiative. Our citizens were smart to elect him, and it will be a significant loss when he reaches his term limit. The legislative process is risky, messy, frustrating, but also invigorating and empowering when a win-win prevails at the end of the route.
By establishing pilot programs in Tulsa and Oklahoma City, the Legislature and governor assure measurable results that provide knowledge and learning that might be replicated in all areas of the state.