Oklahoma Supreme Court Denies Ethics Commission Funding - State and Federal Communications

September 26, 2018  •  

Oklahoma Supreme Court Denies Ethics Commission Funding

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 underfunded it for years in violation of the Constitution.

The court rejected the commission’s complaint 5-4, stating it has money “sufficient to enable it to perform its duties,” which the Constitution says.

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