Oklahoma lawmaker sues for coronavirus relief fund records

The Associated Press - August 20, 2022 8:06 am

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma lawmaker is suing for records of expenditures from the Governor’s coronavirus relief fund for education.

A federal audit in July sharply criticized state officials’ lack of oversight and accountability in how they used nearly $40 million from Governor’s Emergency Education Relief, or GEER, funds intended for education.

Republican Rep. Logan Phillips filed the open records lawsuit on Tuesday against the Office of Management and Enterprise Services and said Gov. Kevin Stitt and Education Secretary Ryan Walters haven’t responded to his document requests.

Stitt and OMES representatives said Phillips failed to attend meetings scheduled to show him the documents.

 

Latest Stories

NOC Seeking Distinguished Alumni Nominations

  Northern Oklahoma College is seeking nominations for the 2023 NOC Distinguished Alumni Award. Nominations are...

Online Fundraiser Set Up to Help Edmond Police Officer on Life Support

OKLAHOMA CITY – An online fundraiser has been set up to help an Edmond police officer who is on...

Oklahoma Judge Rules Man Competent to be Executed This Month

McALESTER, Okla. (AP) — An Oklahoma judge ruled Tuesday that a man on death row for...