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Another win! Oklahoma Attorney General finds House Bill 2263 amendments Constitutional

The Oklahoma Attorney General (OAG) Gentner Drummond published a second opinion on Wednesday, February 28, 2024, detailing why House Bill (HB) 2263 amending Title 69 Section 1703 is constitutional and does not violate the separation of powers provision in the Oklahoma Constitution. HB2263 divided the executive powers of appointment to the Oklahoma Turnpike Authority (OTA) […]

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Oklahoma Attorney General agrees with PIKE OFF OTA that no individual may simultaneously serve three state transportation roles

On Wednesday, February 28, 2024, the Oklahoma Attorney General (OAG) published an opinion that it is illegal for Secretary Tim Gatz to serve in three state “offices,” and he must resign or be removed from two “offices.” In addition,  AG Drummond stated that when a state officer takes on the duties of a second office

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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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Oklahoma, Take Your Eyes Off the Road. Part 3 of the “Oklahoma, you have a turnpike problem” series

**Originally written by Katherine (Tassie) Hirschfeld, Ph.D., in July 2022.  Updated December 2022 and printed here with permission of author.** Oklahomans, what are we going to do about the Turnpike problem?  It has only gotten worse since my first column back in May (Part 1).  Despite multiple lawsuits alleging serious illegalities on the part of

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Is Oklahoma on the way to Pennsylvania? Part 2 of the “Oklahoma, you have a turnpike problem” series.

**Originally written and published by Katherine (Tassie) Hirschfeld, Ph.D., in the Oklahoman in May 2022.  Updated December 2022 and re-printed here with permission of author.** This week’s column starts with a pop quiz:   How much does it cost to drive from Pittsburgh to Philadelphia on the Pennsylvania Turnpike?   The answer has two parts:  1)

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