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A second whistleblower reportedly has come forward about Elliot Chambers on allegations of self-dealing and misappropriation of taxpayer funds at the school land office.
"At this point in the summer, I am trying not to go broke from watering my lawn and landscape. What can I do to minimize my water usage?"
David Chaney, Ben Harris and Josh Brock were arrested by the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation on Thursday morning. Prosecutors say they conspired in a complex “criminal enterprise” to unlawfully enrich themselves and conceal their scheme. #oklaed
Records show independent expenditures for Cindy Bird's Republican primary opponent, Steven McQuillen, of more than $280,000. In addition, at least three statewide mailers, each of which could cost as much as $100,000, have gone out supporting McQuillen or opposing Byrd.
"Incumbent State Auditor and Inspector Cindy Byrd stands above others at the Capitol as a true public servant." the editorial states.
“Previous management did not set an appropriate 'tone at the top' to ensure ethical behavior," the new audit states. "We recommend that the relationship with EYS (Epic Youth Services) be terminated.” #oklaed
Stacy Hampton is accused of stealing more than $216,000 from the school nutrition program over the course of seven years.
The state's Foggy Bottom breakdown reached fever pitch after the emergence of a failed inspection report indicating the original restaurant operated with safety issues for months.
The governor said he welcomes the Legislature's efforts to "protect the taxpayers and shine a light on any kind of corruption or bad actors involved in state government."
A "brand study" reportedly found that people outside the controversial school system don't have positive feelings about the Epic brand. Students and staff will be given a say about whether the name should change. #oklaed
On top of converting five state-owned properties into Foggy Bottom Kitchen locations, Swadley's became the de facto general contractor to improvements at state lodges, the Oklahoman reports.
Covid-19 cases are rising in Britain just two weeks after UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson lifted most mitigation measures. Is another COVID wave in the future for the US?
The independent governing board for Epic Charter Schools just voted that beginning July 1, it will end the Epic co-founders' scheme of having two separate school districts. #oklaed
Cindy Byrd has shown to rise above the rancor, politics and pressure, the editorial states.
The annual salary for the state’s health commissioner had been $189,000 in 2019, before the start of the pandemic.
"It’s much better to come clean quickly and fix the problems than hide from the accountability that state law and Oklahoma taxpayers demand." the editorial states.
Goods have still not been received after more than $5.4 million was paid by the state for PPE from September 2019 through February 2021, according to a report released by State Auditor and Inspector Cindy Byrd.
The report also notes ATM withdrawals at casinos and firearms he bought that haven't been found. “The person in charge of law enforcement (in Tryon) appears to have been breaking the law," Cindy Byrd said in the audit.