August, 2015

Forfeiture Reform: Why It Is Important

Here’s another analysis of civil asset forfeiture with examples of why reform is necessary.

State Employees Forced To Move

Some state employees in downtown Oklahoma City’s First National Center are being forced to move.  

Loveless To Hold Capitol Civil Asset Forfeiture Reform Hearing

Senator Kyle Loveless said today he will hold an open hearing on civil asset forfeiture reform at the State Capitol on September 1st…. 3

Mark Costello Honored

The Oklahoman’s Rick Green reports on the respect shown the late Labor Commissioner Mark Costello.  

Grand Jury Hands Down New Indictments To Rogers County Commissioner

A Rogers County Commissioner is facing new indictments and removal from his office. Attorney General Scott Pruitt announced the multicounty grand jury decision… 0

Marlatt Defends His Teacher Pay Plan

Sen. Bryce Marlatt defends his plan to ask voters if they’ll allow a special fund to pay for across the board teacher pay… 2

114 No-charge Cases Of Civil Asset Foreiture Found, ACLU Reports

CANADIAN COUNTY WORST OFFENDER M. Scott Carter reports for the ACLU that it has found 114 cases of civil asset forfeiture in just… 0

Red Dirt Report: Lawmakers Puzzled By Civil Asset Forfeiture Hearing Site

Tim Farley of the Red Dirt Report takes an extensive look at this developing controversy.  

Education Department Promotes Bacharach, Adds Kinney, Clark

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Joy Hofmeister announced the fulfillment of two leadership positions today, the same day the Oklahoma State Board of… 0

Crain Defends Tulsa Hearing Site Selection

Tulsa Senator Brian Crain today defended the selection of a remote Tulsa County site as the place where an interim study hearing on… 1

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