Mandated cabinet status for Native American liaison questioned (access required)

A House measure that would add a Native American affairs division to Oklahoma’s gubernatorial cabinet system gained unanimous passage from the Senate General Government Committee Monday, but raised questions. Sen. Josh Brecheen, R-Coalgate, Senate author of the measure, said the ...

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Former Commerce Department employee hit with eight-count public reprimand from Ethics Commission (access required)

The Oklahoma Ethics Commission issued an eight-count public reprimand Friday against Robbie Ruminer, a former site-selection employee of the Oklahoma Department of Commerce, regarding allegations that he released confidential information to an out-of-state company with which he later secured a ...

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Ethics Commission delays vote on new forms for independent expenditures, electioneering communications (access required)

Members of the Oklahoma Ethics Commission Friday delayed action on the format of new forms for reporting spending and contributions for independent expenditures and electioneering communications—changes aimed chiefly at complying with the 2010 U.S. Supreme Court decision in Citizens United. ...

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