Lobbyist spending nears record levels

The Oklahoma House of Representative floor from the gallery, just after swearing-in ceremony, 11-15-2018, in Oklahoma City.  Photo by Mark Hancock

By: Trevor Brown Oklahoma Watch | June 18, 2019 Lobbyists seeking to influence elected officials in Oklahoma continue to spend some of the highest amounts ever in spite of rules intended to curb their practices. Recently filed state Ethics Commission reports show that ...

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Crow appointed interim director of DOC


By: Christian Tabak The Journal Record | June 14, 2019 OKLAHOMA CITY – Gov. Kevin Stitt appointed former Oklahoma Department of Corrections Chief of Operations Scott Crow as interim director of the department after the abrupt resignation of former DOC Director Joe Allbaugh this ...

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Oklahoma Corrections Director Allbaugh resigns

FILE - In this June 27, 2017, file photo, Joe Allbaugh, director of the Oklahoma Department of Corrections, listens during a Board of Corrections meeting in Oklahoma City. Allbaugh warned lawmakers on Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018, that the state's crumbling prison system is overcrowded with inmates, the staff is overworked and underpaid and the problem is expected to worsen as more men and women are being sentenced to long stretches behind bars. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, file)

By: Christian Tabak The Journal Record | June 12, 2019 OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahoma Department of Corrections Director Joe Allbaugh abruptly resigned Wednesday during a Board of Corrections meeting over what he cited as the board having a different set of ideas from ...

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