Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt has issued a scam warning after concerns were raised that someone may be calling residents claiming to be with Pruitt's office.
Complaints involve a caller falsely telling residents that they'll be arrested if money is not wired to the AG's office for various reasons, such as debt.
Pruitt says consumers should try to verify the caller's identity as well as the company represented; not to provide personal or financial information unless the resident has initiated the call to a verified reputable person, business or government agency.
Originally published on Fri January 30, 2015 4:05 pm
Updated at 11:58 a.m.
Former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney isn't running for president in 2016, he told supporters in a statement.
"After putting considerable thought into making another run for president, I've decided it is best to give other leaders in the Party the opportunity to become our next nominee," he said in the statement and in a conference call with supporters.
The State Board of Education approved a revised fiscal year 2016 budget Thursday that reflects a reduction of nearly $75 million from the previously approved budget under the leadership of former State Superintendent Janet Barresi.
The new proposed budget includes a $5,000 teacher pay raise over a five year period as well as an addition of five instructional days to the school year. The proposal, branded as #OKHigh5, was brought forward by new State Superintendent Joy Hofmeister.
State Rep. Cory Williams (D-Stillwater) has filed legislation requiring Oklahoma insurers to offer earthquake coverage to their customers.
Under House Bill 1571, carriers would have to notify their residential customers that a typical homeowners policy does not cover loss from earthquakes, and that a separate earthquake policy could provide less protection than a standard homeowners policy.
The Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Health and Human Services met Thursday for the last of its initial budget hearings.
All state agencies continue to request increases despite a forecast $300 million reduction in state revenue.
The Oklahoma Commission on Children and Youth requested an additional $75,000 to hire one full-time employee to manage their new foster parent grievance and complaint system as part of the Post-adjudication Review Board.
Several bills have been filed this legislative session targeting the current firearms ban on the state’s college campuses.
At least four bills have been filed, all by Republican lawmakers, taking different approaches on creating measures that would allow those with open and/or concealed carry permits to walk the grounds of the state’s institutions for higher education while armed.