Good Monday afternoon to you. I am currently travelling to our nation’s capital to attend the long-awaited arguments in the Clean Power Plan case. As I have said many times, this is an effort I believe to be extraordinary in cost, extraordinary in scope and extraordinary as it relates to the intrusion into the sovereignty of the states. There is no state with a stronger interest in clean air than Oklahoma – and we have demonstrated that by cutting greenhouse gases without the heavy hand of the EPA. I will be sure to keep you posted as the 10th Circuit makes their decision.
Part of the duties of the Attorney General’s Office is to prosecute against different types of fraud – including insurance fraud. The Oklahoman ran a great piece highlighting one of our cases. Be sure to take a look, as it is informative and demonstrates just how easy it is for scammers to take advantage of some of our most vulnerable citizens. It also proves that bad actors and fraudsters are not going to get away with their actions.
Have a blessed week –
The pillar of President Obama’s climate change agenda is going to court Tuesday, when federal judges hear oral arguments on whether the landmark regulation should be overturned.
Sixteen lawyers representing the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and supporters and opponents of its Clean Power Plan will make their pleas to the Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia in the complex case…Read More
Attorney General Scott Pruitt Challenges U.S. Department of Labor Overtime Rule
Attorney General Scott Pruitt on Tuesday announced Oklahoma along with 20 other states filed a complaint in federal court challenging the United States Department of Labor’s new overtime rule. If implemented, the new rule will more than double the minimum salary overtime threshold for public and private workers without Congressional authorization. The impact for businesses and state and local governments is a substantial increase in their employment costs, which may force them to eliminate…Read More
Oklahoma joined 20 other states Tuesday in a legal challenge to a federal rule making millions more white- collar workers eligible for overtime pay.
The states claim the rule, set to go into effect Dec. 1, will raise their payroll costs to the point that state services will have to be reduced.
“This is yet another example of the administration’s ongoing efforts to reach beyond its constitutional…Read More
Attorney General Scott Pruitt last week rebuked criticism of his revisions to four ballot measures.
Pruitt said his job is to explain the measure.
“The process is very, very important,” Pruitt said. “I take it very seriously. We work hard at it.”
He said critics of his revisions want the…Read More
Whenever Doris Maxey backs out of a parking spot, she honks her horn as a warning.
“I am very cautious,” Maxey, 90, said. “I honk, and I look and look, because I don’t want to run over my postman.”
Like always, Maxey gave a little honk while she was backing out of a parking space at CVS Pharmacy…Read More
Attorney General Pruitt Files Multiple Insurance Fraud Charges
Attorney General Scott Pruitt on Thursday announced multiple insurance fraud charges filed in Oklahoma County.
Alma Garcia, 37, and Jose Luis Garcia, 37, allegedly reported the date of their home burglary to have happened after the date they had purchased insurance, when police reports show the burglary occurred before insurance was purchased.
The Garcias each face one count of conspiracy to commit a felony. If convicted Jose Garcia could face up to 10 years in prison and fines of up to $10,000. Alma…Read More
Inhofe Praises Senate Passage of WRDA, Highlights Victories for Oklahoma
U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), chairman of the Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee, praised the Senate passage of the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) of 2016, which passed with a strong bipartisan vote of x to x and includes a number of provisions supporting Oklahoma’s priorities.
“With strong bipartisan support, the Republican-led Senate has once again moved an economy-boosting infrastructure bill with the passage of WRDA 2016,”…Read More