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.

Apr 17, 2017

Newly promulgated amendments to Rules of the Oklahoma Ethics Commission will significantly limit the ability of lobbyists to give gifts like Thunder basketball tickets to legislators. Other amendments will make it easier for lobbyists to register and file reports with the Commission.
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Apr 17, 2017

Amendments to the Ethics Rules promulgated by the Oklahoma Ethics Commission set parameters for reimbursements to candidates from their campaign funds, provide additional options for use of surplus campaign funds, and clarify exchanges between political parties and candidates.
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Apr 17, 2017

Last October a political action committee spent hundreds of thousands of dollars in a campaign against a state question. The PAC didn’t report the contributions and expenditures for the campaign until January, so the information wasn’t available to the public prior to the general election.
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Apr 17, 2017

In its only amendment to Rule 4,the Commission clarified the grounds for disqualification by state officers and employees for potential conflicts of interest under Rule 4.7.
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Jan 23, 2017

The January Ethics Commission Meeting was initially scheduled to be held on January 13th but was delayed because of weather concerns.  The meeting has been rescheduled for January 27th and 1pm in Room 206 of the State Capitol.
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Dec 28, 2016

The December 2016 Ethics Commission Meeting did not have a dull moment.  In a surprising turn of events, Commissioner Pettigrew's amendment to Commissioner Long's amendment (discussed fully here) was heard and passed, but then the amendment as a whole would failed by a vote of 2-3. 
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Dec 28, 2016

As we have previously mentioned, the Ethics Commission has a new feature called "quick stats" on the Guardian reporting system.
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Dec 28, 2016

The Ethics Commission has created some useful step-by-step checklists on all the steps you need to take to either transfer or dissolve a campaign committee.
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Dec 22, 2016

It’s that time of year when legislators like to get together for caucus events---and when legislative lobbyists (and legislative liaisons) often want to help sponsor these events by providing meals or snacks.
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Dec 22, 2016

So, the campaign is over.  You’ve either won, in which case congratulations are in order, or you lost (maybe congratulations are in order for that as well).  In either case, you’re not finished with the campaign.
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