Legislators weigh in on 2007

By Jaclyn Houghton
CNHI News Service
OKLAHOMA CITY What challenges did you face as a freshman legislator this year?



“The biggest challenge for me as a freshman is learning the ropes … the little ways you get stuff done.” — Rep. John Enns, R-Enid



“For any freshman legislator there’s a pretty steep learning curve in learning how many eyes get to see everything … here you are as a freshman trying to convince 100 minds in the House and 48 minds in the Senate that it’s a good idea.” — Rep. Dennis Johnson, R-Duncan



“The biggest challenge, I would say, is getting a consensus with House members on House Bill 1804 (the immigration bill). What I was disappointed with was the veto of tort reform.” — Rep. Charlie Joyner, R-Midwest City



“The biggest challenge was knowing what to expect, especially from a time management perspective.” — Rep. Jason Murphey, R-Guthrie

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