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Oklahoma Ethics Commission sues state for underfunding

 


OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma's watchdog agency has filed a lawsuit accusing lawmakers of failing to provide adequate funding.

The Oklahoma Ethics Commission filed the lawsuit Tuesday asking the state Supreme Court to force the Legislature and Gov. Mary Fallin to provide appropriation from the general revenue fund as required by law so that the agency can perform basic duties.

"Underfunding the commission has become the norm," said Jan Preslar, the agency's general counsel. "However, at this point it is clear the Legislature is trying to starve the commission and render it ineffective."

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