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The Oklahoma Legislature adjourned its 2021 regular legislative session sine die on May 27, one day before a constitutionally mandated deadline. The House and Senate both adjourned before noon after each chamber passed a bill making some minor modifications to […]

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The Oklahoma Ethics Commission will hold a regular meeting on Friday, April 9 at 10 a.m. to discuss the use of campaign funds for officeholders and lobbyist expenditures. On the topic of campaign finance, the meeting will cover the campaign […]

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The Oklahoma Ethics Commission voted to increase the individual contribution limit to $2,900 per election for candidate’s whose name appears on the 2022 ballot. This limit increase applies only to candidates registered for the 2022 election. The individual contribution limits […]

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The Oklahoma Ethics Commission voted to adopt the proposed changes to the Constitutional Ethics Rules related to lobbying and campaign finance. Amendment 2021-01 impacts candidate committees formed for elections held prior to 2015. The changes include establishing a mandatory dissolution […]

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A special election will take place on April 6, 2021 in Oklahoma Senate District 22. The special election became necessary after Stephanie Bice was elected to represent Oklahoma’s 5th Congressional District. Her resignation is effective December 31 of this year. […]

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The Oklahoma Ethics Commission will hold a regular meeting and public hearing on December 11 to consider lobbying and campaign finance rule changes. Amendment 2021-01 would modify ethics rules applicable to candidate committees formed for elections held prior to January […]

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Voters in Oklahoma City approved a proposition relating to accepting things of value from private businesses. Proposition 9 amends the city charter to reorganize and update provisions banning city employees from accepting things of value from private businesses on better […]

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Voters in Oklahoma City approved a proposition relating to mayoral and city council elections. Proposition 1 amends the city charter by changing the names of “primary” and “general” elections to “general” and “runoff” elections. Additionally, the proposition sets the regular […]

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Oklahoma legislators will head back to the Capitol on April 6 for a special legislative session to confirm Gov. Kevin Stitt’s declaration of a statewide health emergency due to COVID-19. Lawmakers are in the middle of the legislative session, but […]

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Members of the Oklahoma Legislature will meet in a special closed-door meeting March 16 to discuss the impact of the coronavirus in the state. Republicans and Democrats will meet with state health officials to discuss the following: State services What […]

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Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt

Gov. Kevin Stitt issued an executive order on February 3 designed to prune state regulations by 25%. Executive Order 2020-03 has two main requirements. First, state agencies must review their administrative rules and list any that are expensive, ineffective, redundant, […]

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Former Rep. Jason Smalley - Michael Duncan

Rep. Jason Smalley resigned from his Senate District 28 seat effective January 31 after serving six years in the district. Smalley will become a senior account manager at Motorola Solutions Corp. for their Oklahoma operation. By law, the special election […]

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The Oklahoma Ethics Commission adjusted the contribution limit that individuals may give to 2020 candidate committees and that state candidate committees may give to other state candidate committees. This contribution limit has increased from $2,700 to $2,800 per election. However, […]

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Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt

Gov. Kevin Stitt issued an executive order on July 5 instructing state agencies to end the practice of hiring outside firms to lobby the Legislature. Executive Order 2019-29 prohibits all state agencies from entering or extending any contracts with lobbyists […]

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