Ex-lawmaker, lobbyist tapped to head new Oklahoma agency


OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A former lobbyist and Republican legislator was tapped Friday to head up a new state agency created by the Legislature last year to oversee agency spending.

The Legislative Office of Fiscal Transparency Oversight Committee selected Mike Jackson to serve as the agency's first executive director. The former Republican legislator from Enid most recently served as a lobbyist for The State Chamber.

House Speaker Charles McCall and Senate President Pro Tem Greg Treat had recommended Jackson for the job.

"LOFT will provide the public and the Legislature with objective data a...

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