As State Government Goes More Digital, Tag Agencies Endure

Gov. Kevin Stitt has made government modernization a centerpiece of his first year in office. But that vision could falter when applied to one of the state’s long-time service providers: local tag agencies.

A Checklist of Campaign Promises: Can Stitt Fulfill Them?

Gov.-elect Kevin Stitt ran as a political outsider and business success promising to elevate Oklahoma’s standing in a number of critical areas. Here’s a checklist of some of those promises, with facts on the issues and the challenges Stitt faces.

Few Statewide Candidates Voluntarily Disclose Financial Information

Only four of 28 candidates for statewide elected office in Oklahoma have voluntarily released details about their personal finances similar to what is typically disclosed by federal candidates and candidates in other states. Democratic gubernatorial candidate Drew Edmondson released his tax returns and detailed finances. Republicans Mick Cornett and Kevin Stitt declined to release theirs, as did most of the non-gubernatorial candidates.

To Disclose or Not to Disclose

Some candidates made it clear why they refused to provide details about their personal finances as requested by Oklahoma Watch. Others explained why thought it best to release them. Read their statements.