Oklahoma Ethics Commission Backs Off On Controversial Rule

The Oklahoma Ethics Commission decided not to vote on a controversial new rule that would have forced a lot of grassroots activists to register as lobbyists.

The people spoke, and the Oklahoma Ethics Commission listened.

The commission had been considering a rule that would require anyone who spent or made more than $500 to influence legislation to register as a lobbyist. That means making that person’s name, address and cause a matter of public record.

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