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Senate votes to create new commission for performance audits of state agencies

The Oklahoma Senate on Wednesday in a bipartisan vote approved a bill creating an independent commission to conduct comprehensive performance audits of state agencies. House Bill 2311 is authored by Senate President Pro Tempore Mike Schulz, R-Altus, and House Speaker Charles McCall, R-Atoka.

The bill creates the Agency Performance and Accountability Commission which is directed to conduct a comprehensive performance audit of state agencies, as well as conduct a diagnostic analysis of the state’s budget to identify spending trends. The commission would then make recommendations to the Legislature on how to implement best practices from both the private and public sector to ensure state government services are run in the most cost-effective manner.

OCPAC endorses Tressa Nunley in HD75 special election

Oklahoma’s Premier Conservative Group Endorses Tressa Nunley 
in House District 75 Special Election

Oklahoma Conservative PAC members interviewed candidates for the Oklahoma State House District 75 – Special Election for Broken Arrow and Tulsa voters. The contested Republican primary is coming up quickly on Tuesday, May 9th.

John Michener, the President of OCPAC, released the following statement:

“After a survey and interview process, OCPAC members voted overwhelmingly to endorse Tressa Nunley for Oklahoma House District 75.  We were impressed with the way she articulated fiscal conservatism and the need to champion liberty.  Citizens in Broken Arrow and Tulsa should feel good about voting for Tressa to defend their interests at the Capitol.”

Gary Richardson announces campaign for Governor

Tulsa attorney and past Republican (2nd Congressional District: 1978 and 1980) and Independent (Governor: 2002) political candidate Gary Richardson announced today that he is officially running for the Republican nomination for Governor in 2018. Richar…

Scott Inman seeks Democratic nomination for Governor

Oklahoma House Minority Leader Scott Inman (D-OKC) announced his candidacy for Governor today with the following video:He joins former State Sen. Connie Johnson and Norman Brown in seeking the Democratic nomination in 2018 for Governor. Inman is t…

Matt Pinnell announces for Lieutenant Governor

Former OKGOP Chairman Matt Pinnell sent the following email out this afternoon, announcing his candidacy for Lieutenant Governor:
When I graduated from Oral Roberts University I was challenged and reminded to “make no little plans.” Those words have driven me ever since.

For the last several months my family, friends, and fellow Oklahomans have encouraged me to continue a lifelong fight — making Oklahoma a place where our children and grandchildren can prosper and succeed for generations to come.

That’s why I’m excited to tell you I’m running to be Oklahoma’s next Lieutenant Governor in 2018!

Kevin Hern raises $242,000 in First Quarter

Kevin Hern Posts First Quarter Contributions Eclipsing $240,000

Tulsa, OK – U.S. Congressional candidate Kevin Hern, businessman of Tulsa, has reported contributions totaling $242,690, outperforming all of his opponents combined. Hern is seeking Oklahoma’s 1st Congressional District seat being vacated by Representative Jim Bridenstine who has declared to not seek re-election in 2018.