Category Archive for: governor

California Gov. Newsom asks Hollywood to stop filming in conservative Georgia, Oklahoma after abortion ruling

California Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom called on the Hollywood film industry to bring back production moved to Oklahoma and Georgia amid pandemic lockdowns and rising crime, criticizing the Republican-controlled states over policies against abortion in a new ad published in Variety. The full-page spread, paid for by the Newsom campaign, is titled: “Hollywood: Your values,…Read More

Oklahoma Pardon And Parole Board recommends clemency for James Coddington

The Oklahoma Pardon and Parole Board voted 3-2 on Wednesday to recommend clemency to death row inmate James Coddington. The board’s clemency recommendation is for life without the possibility of parole. Richard Smothermon, Larry Morris and Edward Konieczny all voted for the recommendation, while Scott Williams and Cathy Stocker voted against. The 50-year-old is on…Read More

Independent Investigation Finds ‘No Reasonable Jury’ Would Have Convicted Death Row Inmate Richard Glossip

Oklahoma Death Row inmate Richard Glossip’s quest for freedom continued Wednesday when a cadre of lawyers and lawmakers assembled in the Oklahoma House of Representatives Press Room to present the findings of a new independent investigation into his case. Glossip has been on Death Row for 25 years for the 1997 murder-for-hire of his boss,…Read More

Gov. Stitt signs controversial bill regulating school bathrooms into law

A controversial sex education bill that has an amendment to regulate school bathrooms is now Oklahoma law. Gov. Kevin Stitt signed Senate Bill 615 into law on Wednesday. The new law, which went into effect upon Stitt’s signature, requires sex education materials used in school counselor-led meetings or classes to be inspected by the student’s parents…Read More

Oklahoma bill fighting human trafficking heads to Gov. Stitt’s desk

A bill aiming to combat human trafficking has been sent to Gov. Kevin Stitt following passage by the Oklahoma House of Representatives on Monday. House Bill 4210 would establish the Human Trafficking Response Unit within the Office of the Attorney General. The unit would create and maintain data related to human trafficking so law enforcement…Read More