OCPA files open records request with the Oklahoma Ethics Commission
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Published: 27-Dec-2018

OKLAHOMA CITY -- The Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs (OCPA) has filed an open record request 
with the Oklahoma Ethics Commission. The filing seeks details of the Commission’s work with an out-of-state political organization or other outside groups on proposed Rule 2019-02. 

OCPA Executive Vice President Trent England released the following statement, sent to CapitolBeatOK and other news organizations shortly after the OR request (https://www.ocpathink.org/assets/img/Ethics-Commission-Records-Request.pdf) was filed on December 23:

“It is beyond ironic that the Oklahoma Ethics Commission is working with the Brennan Center on a proposed rule that would violate Oklahoman’s rights to free speech and personal privacy.
“The Brennan Center is a Washington, D.C.-based liberal organization — not that there’s anything wrong with that — funded by George Soros and closely aligned with former President Obama. It does not represent Oklahoma values. In fact, it routinely attacks policies most Oklahomans support, like the death penalty and showing identification in order to vote.

“Since the Oklahoma Ethics Commission wants to be the agency responsible for all state open records requests, I’m sure they will quickly comply with this request.”
The proposed rule promulgated from the Ethics Commission can be viewed here: 
(https://www.ok.gov/ethics/documents/2019-02%20proposed%20Long%20indirect%20lobbying.pdf). 

NOTE: This story is adapted, with permission, from a post that first appeared at the website of the Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs (https://www.ocpathink.org/post/ocpa-files-open-records-request-with-the-oklahoma-ethics-commission-on-proposed-rule-2019-02?utm_source=OCPA+Master&utm_campaign=d34f11e313-Freedom+Flash+Nov.+3_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_1acebeac5c-d34f11e313-137156817). 

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