Sharp Contrasts Define the Frontrunners in Gubernatorial Race

The Kevin Stitt-Drew Edmondson race will be a study in contrasts, with Stitt positioning himself as a Donald Trump-like outsider with business acumen, and Edmondson positioning himself as a serious-minded, experienced public servant wanting more support for education and social services.

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.   

An oil derrick sits on the grounds of the Oklahoma Capitol.

Donations, Lobbying Reflect Influence of Oil and Gas Industry

Oil and gas companies, along with their trade groups, have spent hundreds of thousands of dollars in campaign donations to lawmakers over more than two years, with top Republican leaders at the forefront of budget talks taking in some of the largest amounts.