Step Up Campaign Highlights Gap in State Disclosure Laws

Although the Step Up Oklahoma plan failed to pass, it highlighted a gap in state campaign finance laws that can keep much of the funding and spending on both sides of the issue a secret.   

Annotating Fallin’s State of the State Speech

In her final State of the State address, Gov. Mary Fallin made no bones about her central point: Pass the Step Up Oklahoma plan proposed by business and civic leaders. Oklahoma Watch writers use annotations to analyze the speech.

Q&A: ‘Corporate Prairie Fire’ Led to Plan for Fixing State Budget

A coalition of Oklahoma business and civic leaders last week unveiled a sweeping plan to fix the state budget impasse. But will it fly in the Legislature? Two leaders – banking executive David Rainbolt and attorney and former Senate President Glenn Coffee – answer questions about the effort.