AG Examining Stitt Conflict-of-Interest Plan as Banking Board Approves Merger

Incoming Gov. Kevin Stitt is asking the attorney general to review his plan to step away from his mortgage company as it becomes a bank and to approve a conflict-of-interest policy for his family investments. Meanwhile, the state Banking Board on Wednesday approved the new bank’s state-charter application contingent upon federal regulators’ approval.

How Closely Will Stitt, Legislators Scrutinize State Agencies?

Incoming Gov. Kevin Stitt and lawmakers have proposed a three-pronged look into state agencies’ spending and activities: accountability audits, a new financial transparency office and expansion of the governor’s power to appoint agency heads. How much transparency will it bring?

Despite Uncertainty, Pauls Valley Holds On to Nursing Homes

Although the Pauls Valley hospital has closed, the city continues to hold on to 28 nursing homes whose enhanced federal payments were supposed to help keep the hospital open. The city is waiting for a determination from federal regulators on the arrangement.