CORPORATIONS CONTROL OUR LEGISLATURE.
The budget should be written for Oklahomans, not lobbyists.
Our budget process is broken and our priorities have been lost. Legislators are neglecting middle-class families while rewarding special interests. To invest in our people, we’ll close corporate tax loopholes in the state and expand tax deductions for middle-class Oklahomans and small businesses.
It’s not the fault of Oklahoma families that we’re in this mess, and I’m sure not going to make them shoulder the load to fix it. We start by cracking down on those who broke it – the lobbying industry and corrupting political donations and establishing new transparency rules.
And I’ll establish an Office of Open Government within the governor’s office to facilitate the public’s right to know. The Fallin administration’s practice of stonewalling the public ends with me.
A Lifelong Advocate For Open Government and Transparency
- Fierce defender of Oklahoma’s Sunshine Laws
- Trained government officials on requirements of state’s Open Meetings and Records Acts
- Officially designated government emails and cell phone records as open to public inspection.
- Honored by Freedom of Information Oklahoma for promoting openness in government