Conversation starter: Medicaid agency head handed $18,500 pay hike, $20,000 performance bonus (access required)

In a move almost certain to raise eyebrows after a legislative session in which almost all state agency budgets were cut, some substantially, the Oklahoma Health Care Authority, which manages the state’s Medicaid program, voted Thursday to increase the annual salary ...

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Here’s a link to the Broken Arrow Public Schools audit released Thursday (access required)

Attorney General Scott Pruitt and State Auditor and Inspector Gary Jones said the audit contains several allegations of competitive bidding law violations and malfeasance by public officials. NOTE: The file is rather large. Pruitt said his office is continuing a ...

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Ritze to AG Pruitt: Can cities restrict sale of pseudoephedrine? (access required)

Rep. Mike Ritze, R-Broken Arrow, said Thursday that he will ask Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt whether the towns of Wagoner and Holdenville had the authority to pass ordinances restricting the sale of over-the-counter allergy medicines containing pseudoephedrine. He said ...

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FCC report outlining drop in local news coverage not surprising, includes a few encouraging signs (access required)

To anyone who has observed how the economic downturn has hit the news media, particularly newspapers, the Federal Communications Commission report on the changing media landscape contains few surprises. It does, however, offer some signs that all is not lost ...

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High court settles first-impression issues in defendant attorney-fee case (access required)

A statute entitling defendants to court costs and attorney fees in cases where no offer/counteroffer of judgment is accepted and a plaintiff’s judgment is less than the offer of judgment (whew) also applies in cases that end with a judgment ...

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