Glenn Coffee & Associates staff works diligently to stay up-to-date on government rules and regulations, attending dozens of agency, board and commission meetings each year. Our newsletter shares the latest in ethics and administrative rules, and commentary on how it will affect your business.

Dec 17, 2018

Issue advocacy, which has been protected by law throughout the history of the United States, will take a direct hit if a proposed amendment to the Ethics Rules becomes effective.
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Dec 17, 2018

In response to a request from State Auditor Gary Jones, the Ethics Commission is seeking to more strictly regulate candidate involvement with political action committees, or PACs.
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Dec 17, 2018

On Dec. 14, 2018, the Ethics Commission announced that it had reached a settlement agreement with Citizens of Tulsa, LLC, regarding violations of disclosure and reporting rules.
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Nov 20, 2018

Since the Ethics Commission unexpectedly canceled its November meeting, we’ll have to wait until December to discover the details of the final batch of Rule Amendments. What’s coming down the pipeline?
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Nov 20, 2018

The general election has come and gone, but does that mean that 2018 committees must hang up their fundraising hats? Not necessarily. Campaigns may accept contributions after the general election, but there are restrictions.
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Nov 20, 2018

It’s about time to get a Christmas ham from one of your company’s vendors. Or, if you’re lucky, you’ll get tickets to a bowl game. Not so fast – at least, not if you’re elected to legislative office.
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Nov 20, 2018

Newly-elected state officers may soon realize there are expenses associated with their office which they did not anticipate. Fortunately, Rules of the Oklahoma Ethics Commission contemplate those expenses and make provisions for them.
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Oct 8, 2018

Sept. 24 was a bad day in court for the Oklahoma Ethics Commission. The Oklahoma Supreme Court denied the Commission’s efforts to obtain additional funding from the Legislature.
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Oct 8, 2018

On the same day the Supreme Court decision was announced, the Ethics Commission was named as the defendant in a lawsuit filed by the Institute for Justice, an Arlington, Virginia, organization contesting the constitutionality of Ethics Commission Rules prohibiting lobbyists from giving a $15 book to legislators and other state officers and employees.
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Oct 8, 2018

In March, state Rep. Meloyde Blancett presented a letter to the Ethics Commission detailing her request for new rulemaking to require “clear disclosure of all expenditures by 501(c)(4) entities that are designed to influence official action and all related sources of funds that enabled the expenditures.”
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