The Oklahoma News reports that 58 year old Tulsa State Rep. Dan Kirby was facing charges that he repeatedly sexually harassed his 28 year old female Legislative Asst.. Hollie Bishop, a Muskogee native, says she endured nearly a year of inappropriate pressure from the middle-aged politician.
Dan Kirby was recently re-elected to his seat, representing Northeast Tulsa. Only after the election was secured, did the yet-unknown state official, approve spending tens of thousands of dollars to both Ms. Bishop & her legal team.
Termed-out former Speaker, Jeff Hickman, has previously been harshly criticized for covering up abuses of other Republicans in the House. The funds payment came from an account designated to cover the expenses of the Oklahoma House of Representatives. It adds to the bloated expenses that the Republican House tacks on the the annual state budget. Oklahoma now faces more than a $600 million dollar budget deficit.
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From the Enid News:
UPDATE: Oklahoma Federal Elector, David Oldham posted - "Votes have been cast, ceremonies are done. Oklahoma voted all 7 votes for Donald Trump. No electors were replaced. More photos coming, but I am waiting for a press conference to begin. Almost done with my 15 minutes of fame."
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Two years ago, the Oklahoma NAACP protested the Tulsa GOP for making the North Tulsa (predominantly black minority neighborhoods) travel to rural Collinsvile, OK. But they further mislead them by erroniously telling them weeks ahead of time to go to an East Tulsa Library. County Commissioner, John Smalligo was one of those who wasted over an hour in city traffic and county roads, to eventually show up late to the location dictated by the Tulsa County Chair. Some citizens who rely on mass transit were shut out of the party process because of the undue burden.
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From Curtis Tucker, Enid Buzz: