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.

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.
Read More


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.
Read More


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.”
Read More


Oct 8, 2018

The Oklahoma Ethics Commission has scheduled a hearing on an advisory opinion request, but it may come too late for the campaign of the term-limited House member who requested it.
Read More


Aug 20, 2018

Oklahoma state law is clear: Any sort of betting related to an election, whether you are the one making the bet or accepting the bet, constitutes a misdemeanor. Specifically, Title 21, § 181 says:
Read More


Aug 20, 2018

State Question 797 – the proposed Constitutional amendment to legalize recreational marijuana – fell short of the required signatures to get on the ballot, the Secretary of State announced Aug. 20.
Read More


Aug 20, 2018

On July 31, 2018, a Supreme Court referee heard arguments in the Ethics Commission lawsuit over inadequate funding.
Read More


Aug 20, 2018

A U.S. District Court Judge has struck down a Federal Election Commission (FEC) regulation permitting anonymous gifts to nonprofit groups engaged in independent expenditures for federal elections.
Read More


Jun 28, 2018

In an unprecedented move, the Oklahoma Ethics Commission filed suit in the Oklahoma Supreme Court against the Governor, the President Pro Tempore of the Senate, the Speaker of the House, the state Treasurer and the Office of Management and Enterprise Services.
Read More


Jun 28, 2018

After the June 26 primary election, preliminary results from the State Election Board showed an unusual number of contests that will appear on the Aug. 28, 2018, runoff primary election ballot. These races will prompt another round of candidate fundraising.
Read More




Glenn Coffee & Associates (“GC&A”) publishes its newsletter for clients, friends, and other interested visitors for informational purposes only. The contents of the newsletter do not constitute legal advice and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the firm or any of its attorneys or clients. The newsletter provides general information, which may or may not be correct, complete, or current at the time of reading, and is not intended to be used as a substitute for specific legal advice or opinions. Newsletter recipients should not act or refrain from acting on the basis of the newsletter’s content without first seeking appropriate legal or other advice. GC&A expressly disclaims all liability relating to actions taken or not taken based on any or all of the newsletter’s contents.
Neither transmission of information to and from the GC&A website, in part or in whole, nor receipt of the GC&A newsletter create an attorney-client relationship between senders and/or recipients and GC&A. Any communication through the website or through email does not constitute or create an attorney-client relationship. Information sent to the firm via this website or through email is not secure, and is therefore not confidential.
GC&A is not responsible, and does not necessarily endorse, any third-party content that may be accessible through this website. The firm expressly disclaims all liability for any actions taken or not taken based on any or all the contents of any third-party sites. Some of the content on this site may be considered attorney advertising under applicable state laws. Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome. Downloading or copying any material in the newsletter or on this website is strictly prohibited.