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.

Nov 16, 2016

On Thursday, November 3rd, District Attorney David Prater filed charges against Oklahoma State Superintendent Joy Hofmeister as well as 4 others, alleging that there was illegal collusion between a dark money group and her 2014 campaign.
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Nov 9, 2016

Official results of the November 8th election can be accessed at the State Election Board website here. State Questions results were a mixed bag this year.
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Nov 9, 2016

Ethics Rules require state officers and employees to disqualify from participation in matters likely to have a “direct and predictable effect on the material financial interests . . . of the state officer or employee or a family member.”
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Nov 9, 2016

Under current Ethics Rules, all legislative lobbyists, legislative liaisons and executive lobbyists are required to renew their registrations between December 1 and December 31 for the following calendar year.
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Nov 9, 2016

For years, candidates have purchased goods and services from political parties for use in their campaigns.  That practice came under increased scrutiny this year as Ethics Rules were construed so that such purchases were considered to be prohibited contributions from the candidate to the political party.
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Nov 9, 2016

Under current Ethics Rules, all expenditures made by a candidate committee must be by check or debit card signed by the candidate, Treasurer or Deputy Treasurer of the committee.  A proposed change in the Ethics Rules would permit a candidate to authorize other individuals to sign checks or debit cards. 
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Nov 9, 2016

An amendment adopted by the Ethics Commission at its October 14, 2016, meeting permits candidates who have made campaign expenditures from personal funds to reimburse themselves from campaign contributions, provided they follow certain restrictions.
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Nov 9, 2016

A public hearing is scheduled at 10 a.m. Friday, November 18, 2016, in Room 432A of the state capitol on a proposed amendment that would tighten Rules of the Oklahoma Ethics Commission restricting gifts from lobbyists and liaisons to legislators and others.
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Nov 2, 2016

Glenn Coffee & Associates is pleased to announce that Lee Slater has joined the firm in an "of counsel" capacity.
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Oct 20, 2016

The Oklahoma Ethics Commission has adopted four amendments to Ethics Rules governing campaign finance, conflicts of interest and lobbyist registration and is considering a fifth amendment that would have a significant impact on gifts from lobbyists to legislators and other state officers and employees.
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