AG O’Connor to SCOTUS: Stop danger

Attorney General John O’Connor Thursday announced Oklahoma has joined a coalition of 19 states filing an amicus brief at the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) in Texas v. United States.

The coalition opposes the federal immigration policy, which halts nearly all arrests and deportations, even for immigrants convicted of crimes, and drastically ties the hands of immigration officers.

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Stealing state site connects the dots

Launched the first of June, a new investigative site in Oklahoma connects the detailed dots on Oklahoma Political Power Players. From massive corruption within the state’s educational establishment to the cannabis industry’s growing influence, to the construction industry’s “big dog” ability to under bid, over bill and skate consequences apparently by political influence before and after elections, the The V1SUT Vantage series How to Steal a State names the players, follows the money and makes a compelling case that may, if major media and voters are awake, bring justice to Oklahoma. How to Steal a State also highlights election campaign finance reform desperately needed to separate dark money independent expenditures from “official” campaigns.

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Protective Order abuse alleged

Rep. Anthony Moore

Jonathan Small, president of the Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs, Friday filed a complaint with the Oklahoma State Bar Association against Rep. Anthony Moore, an attorney and former prosecutor. The complaint alleges blatant legal flaws in the protective orders that Moore admits in assisting his spouse to file against Small and other OCPA staff members. Moore, as an attorney and former prosecutor, knows the law and is bound by the rules of legal ethics not to abuse the judicial process for his own political purposes.

Hiding behind a wife’s skirt? Use of legal license to abuse law? Tweet when not allowed to comment? Only respond to select media? This could get interesting.

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Ed. Sec. Walters on TPS Audit

Ok. Ed. Sec. Ryan Walters, Collinsville May 5

Governor Kevin Stitt has called for a special audit of the Tulsa Public Schools (TPS) at the request of two Board members. State Auditor Cindy Byrd will conduct the audit over whether TPS mishandled public funds.

Ryan Walters, Republican candidate for State Superintendent and current Secretary of Education, issued the following statement:

“We’ve had enough. The Tulsa Public School administrator has continued to blatantly violate the law, and Governor Stitt’s demand for transparency is extremely important. TPS has [also] continued to ignore state law that prohibits public schools from teaching Critical Race Theory,” Walters said.

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Republican Chairman lies for Bob Jack

Bob Jack being interviewed by KTUL

Updated: In the race for Tulsa County Commissioner District 3, three candidates stood for election in the primary June 28 with Kelly Dunkerley receiving 11,564 votes or 49.15%, Bob Jack gathering 8,374 votes or 35%, and Margie Alfonso with 3,314 votes or 15.26% of the total.

Bob Jack is the immediate past-Chairman of the Republican Party of Tulsa County (RPOTC) and served as Treasurer under his predecessor David McLain. Jack is the State Committeeman for Tulsa County and active on several city and county committees, but in his race, Jack repeatedly asserts he is, “Not a politician.” Technically that is true as he finished fourth out of five candidates in his previous race for state senator.

The most accurate characterization of Bob Jack is a political operative Tulsa Today has previously covered twice (click here #1 and click here #2).

The current RPOTC Chairman Ronda V. Smith was interviewed on KCFO AM 970 which uses the slogan “Talk you can trust!” for a show called Tulsa Beacon Weekend with Charley Biggs during which Smith claimed that Margie Alfonso had endorsed Bob Jack in his current race. That statement is false.

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