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Beginning Monday, February 4, through five calendar days following sine die adjournment, several actions regarding campaign contributions by lobbyist principals are prohibited in Oklahoma. A lobbyist or lobbyist principal must not make a campaign contribution to a member of the […]

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In a long legal battle, the Oklahoma Ethics Commission lost a battle to receive more funding to carry out its oversight functions. The Legislature appropriates funds to the Ethics Commission, and it complained to the Supreme Court the legislatures have […]

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The Oklahoma Ethics Commission adopted ethics rules for the second time this year. In February, the commission submitted its 2018 Promulgated Ethics Rules to the governor and both houses of the Legislature. Proposed changes included a revolving door provision prohibiting […]

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The Oklahoma Ethics Commission filed suit in the Oklahoma Supreme Court on Tuesday, asking the court to require the Legislature and Gov. Mary Fallin to increase the agency’s funding. Lawmakers refused to provide the commission with any money from the […]

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The Oklahoma Ethics Commission voted Friday to increase lobbying and campaign finance fees to avoid a potential financial crisis. Because the Legislature refused to give the agency any money from the general revenue fund, the commission could run out of […]

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The Second Regular Session of the 56th Oklahoma State Legislature adjourned sine die on Thursday, May 3. Prior to adjournment, lawmakers considered the 2018 Promulgated Ethics Rules previously submitted by the State Ethics Commission. Claiming the commission exceeded its authority, […]

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The Oklahoma Ethics Commission recently submitted its 2018 Promulgated Ethics Rules to the governor and both houses of the Legislature. Proposed changes include, but are not limited to, a revolving door provision prohibiting elected state officers and chief administrative officers […]

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The Oklahoma Legislature adjourned an eight-week special session on Friday, November 17, after the Senate gave final approval on legislation to balance the state’s budget. Just hours after the session ended, Gov. Mary Fallin line-item vetoed most of the budget […]

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The Oklahoma Legislature adjourned an eight-week special session on Friday, November 17, after the Senate gave final approval on legislation to balance the state’s budget. Just hours after the session ended, Gov. Mary Fallin line-item vetoed most of the budget […]

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The Oklahoma Ethics Commission held an informal meeting this week to review a proposed amendment regarding a cooling-off period for elected officials and state employees. The proposed amendment would require state employees and public officials to wait 2 years before […]

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The Oklahoma Ethics Commission temporarily moved to the Oklahoma Judicial Center, Room E118, at 2100 N. Lincoln Boulevard, Oklahoma City, OK 73105 on Friday, October 13, 2017, and will be at that location through Sunday, October 22nd, 2017. The Oklahoma State Capitol […]

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Gov. Mary Fallin has called a special election to fill a vacant seat in Oklahoma Senate District 27. Bryce Marlatt resigned his seat on Tuesday after being charged with a felony count of sexual battery for grabbing an Uber driver’s […]

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Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin wants a special legislative session to address a budget shortfall caused by a recent Oklahoma Supreme Court Ruling. The Court struck down a cigarette fee resulting in $215 million in lost revenue. If the budget is […]

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Gov. Mary Fallin ordered a special election for Oklahoma Senate District 37. Sen. Dan Newberry resigned in June to seek a promotion in his professional career; his resignation is effective January 31, 2018. A special primary election is scheduled for […]

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