Mike Reynolds

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A former state lawmaker is challenging the constitutionality of legislation that has been the principal source of funding for state agencies and services for the past three years.

Former Republican Rep. Mike Reynolds of Oklahoma City filed a lawsuit in Oklahoma County District Court Friday. It challenges the constitutionality of annual general appropriations bills adopted by the Legislature to fund state services in three fiscal years dating back to 2012.

State Rep. Mike Reynolds (R-Oklahoma City)

Term-limited Republican state Rep. Mike Reynolds of Oklahoma City says he plans to run for a Cleveland County commissioner seat.

Reynolds said Wednesday he planned to seek the post currently held by County Commissioner Rusty Sullivan.

Sullivan announced in a statement Wednesday that he would not seek another term. His announcement comes after a multicounty grand jury report last week found his involvement in a road project likely broke state laws. Sullivan wasn't charged with a crime because the statute of limitations had expired.

State Rep. Mike Reynolds (R-Oklahoma City)

A Republican House member has filed hundreds of ethics complaints against candidates and legislators from both parties for allegedly violating various campaign reporting requirements.

Rep. Mike Reynolds of Oklahoma City filed the complaints on Thursday with the Oklahoma Ethics Commission. He says fines associated with the violations could total more than $7 million.

While he says he supports the Oklahoma constitutional requirement of free public education for grades K-12, state Rep. Mike Reynolds doesn't extend his backing to higher education.