TULSA, Oklahoma — Members of the 72-member-strong House Republican caucus are meeting in Tulsa this week to lay the groundwork for the upcoming legislative session.
The House GOP's annual caucus retreat begins Monday evening and will continue Tuesday at the Silo Center on the 55-acre Redberry Farm in west Tulsa. The caucus typically meets to discuss strategy and develop its priorities before the start of the session, which begins on the first Monday in February.
This is the second year House Republicans will be led by House Speaker T.W. Shannon of Lawton.
Among the priorities for Republican leaders this session are changing the state's pension system for newly hired state workers. Shannon also has called for changes in how Oklahoma judges are selected and retained.