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Oklahoma Ethics Commission called 'rogue' agency in lawsuit


OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Legislators have told the Oklahoma Supreme Court that the state Ethics Commission has become a "rogue" agency and wrongly considers itself a fourth branch of government.

House and Senate leaders filed responses Monday asking justices to stay out of a lawsuit filed last month by the Ethics Commission, the Oklahoman reported . The lawsuit accused lawmakers of violating the Oklahoma Constitution by appropriating the agency less than $710,500 to operate this fiscal year, which began July 1. The appropriation came from the agency's own revolving fund made up of fees, the l...

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