Working on … Wright discusses upcoming study of how to address Capitol Complex capital needs without a bond issue (access required)

Renovation and rehabilitation needs of several buildings in the Capitol Complex, particularly the Capitol itself, are substantial, totalling $200 million or more by some estimates. Rep. Harold Wright, R-Weatherford, wants to develop some firmer cost figures on those needs and ...

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Ethics Commission discusses limited ‘blackout period’ prohibiting filing of campaign complaints during election cycle (access required)

The Oklahoma Ethics Commission would be prohibited from accepting campaign complaints from the beginning of the period for filing for office until certification of election returns under a proposed rule discussed by the panel at a special meeting on Wednesday.

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Attorney David Ogle suspended from practice of law for paying officer not to appear in court (access required)

Oklahoma City lawyer David Ogle was suspended from practicing law Wednesday by the Oklahoma Supreme Court, due to his guilty plea last week to a misdemeanor charge of obstruction of a public officer.

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FINAL (updated Aug. 22): Senate veterans panel addressing abuse in nursing centers: Give cabinet secretary/governor’s office more authority (access required)

Although the Senate Veterans and Military Affairs Committee is just setting out on its study of reports of neglect, abuse and even some deaths of Oklahoma veterans at state nursing facilities, it was clear during Tuesday’s first full session of ...

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Working on … Simpson interim study of abuse of veterans in state facilities (access required)

Later this morning Sen. Frank Simpson, R-Ardmore, hears from veterans affairs Secretary Rita Aragon and other officials in his interim study of reports of neglect, abuse and deaths of veterans in state nursing facilities. Today’s meeting is scheduled to focus ...

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