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Objections to possible COBO Bond Approval – September 2023

The Council of Bond Oversight (COBO) meeting agenda for Monday September 11, includes as agenda item 3 Discussion and possible action regarding approval of the request from the Oklahoma Turnpike Authority to issue up to $500 million of Second Senior Revenue Bonds, Series 2023 In other words, COBO will discuss, and possibly approve, the Oklahoma […]

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Oklahoma House and Senate Vote Overwhelmingly to Override Governor’s Veto of Turnpike Board Appointment Legislation

NORMAN, OKLAHOMA May 25, 2023—Today the Oklahoma House of Representatives and the Oklahoma Senate voted overwhelmingly to override the Governor’s veto of House Bill 2263, a bill that will change the way members are appointed to the Oklahoma Turnpike Authority Board. Before this legislation passed, the Governor made all six appointments to the OTA Board.

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Pike Off OTA’s Statement on the OK Supreme Court Ruling on May 23rd, 2023

In May 2022, Pike Off OTA brought claims in Cleveland County District Court challenging the OTA’s legal authority to construct 3 proposed new turnpikes. Since then, there has been a motion to dismiss and an appeal to the Oklahoma Supreme Court in this district court case. Today’s ruling by the Oklahoma Supreme Court simply says

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PIKE OFF OTA statement on OTA decision to pause all ACCESS work April 14th, 2023

Norman, Ok April 12, 2023–Pike OFF OTA is encouraged by the announcement that the Oklahoma Turnpike Authority has finally decided to stop work on the ACCESS Oklahoma program. It is neither lawful nor appropriate for the OTA to continue to work on the legally unauthorized East West Connector, South Extension, or Tri-City Connector proposed new

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Attorney General Gentner Drummond

OK AG Gentner Drummond calls for audit of Oklahoma Turnpike Authority (OTA)

For Immediate Release: Oklahoma’s Attorney General, Gentner Drummond, calls for an audit of the Oklahoma Turnpike Authority (OTA). In his letter to State Auditor Cindy Byrd, Gentner stated many concerns about their “blatant disregard for openness and transparency”.  You can read AG Dummond’s full letter to Cindy Byrd below:

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It’s Time To Sunset Turnpike Location Authorizations in Oklahoma

Do you know that Oklahoma statute authorizes 35 locations throughout the state for turnpikes? Some of these turnpikes are already built (such as the Turner Turnpike which celebrates 70 years of tolls this year.) However, there are many statutorily approved turnpikes that could be built over people and legislators who remain unaware of this situation.

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