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Oklahoma lawmaker wants to stop commissioners from lobbying


February 10, 2019

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma County commissioner who is also a lobbyist raises ethics questions, according to a state lawmaker.

The Oklahoman reports that Rep. Jason Dunnington, D-Oklahoma City, plans to work to amend state ethics rules to make county officials subject to a state lobbying ban.

Oklahoma County Commissioner Kevin Calvey, a former Republican state lawmaker, is also a registered lobbyist for the anti-abortion group Oklahomans For Life Inc., according to the state Ethics Commission. Ashley Kemp, executive director of the commission, said guidelines prohibit state officers...

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