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New Okla. Lawmakers Sworn into Office (Nov 16, 2010)

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - The newly elected and re-elected members of the Oklahoma House and Senate have been sworn into office during ceremonies at the state Capitol.

The Senate was sworn in Tuesday morning by state Supreme Court Vice-Chief Justice Steven Taylor. The 101 members of the state House were sworn in Tuesday afternoon.

The ceremony in the Senate included nine new members - all

Republicans. The GOP now holds a 32-16 majority in the Senate - however Republican Sen. Todd Lamb has announced plans to resign following his election as lieutenant governor. A special election will be held early next year to fill his seat.

Republicans now hold a 70-31 majority in the House.

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