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I’m starting this week’s newsletter with an update on our annual Safe Oklahoma Grant program. My office recently announced the 2016 recipients of the funds, adding up to more than a million dollars to assist law enforcement agencies across the state fight violent crime. The program has been a tremendous success so far in reducing crime and increasing the safety of Oklahomans. A list of the agencies receiving the fund is included below.

On the national level, there is a good article in this week’s edition of The Weekly Standard, discussing our recent lawsuit challenging the president’s actions regarding transgender bathrooms in public schools. The article articulates the reason 11 states, including Oklahoma, believe Obama’s rewriting of Title VII and Title IX is unlawful without action from Congress.

Have a blessed week –


AG Pruitt Speaks at Spartan College Commencement

Spartan College

Attorney General Scott Pruitt spoke to more than 600 graduates of Spartan College of Aeronautics and Technology at commencent, where he encouraged the grads to not be afraid to step out and be leaders in their industry.

The Weekly Standard: Obama Rewrites the Law

“That’s the good thing: As a president I can do whatever I want.” Those are President Obama’s words. He may have meant it as a joke, but it’s true enough: He, or any president, can do whatever he wants, even unwise things—provided they are legal.

And that’s the problem with the president’s effort to shape transgender policies for schools and workplaces across the country: He has rewritten laws originally penned by Congress and those rewrites are incompatible with real laws in the federal code. Obama’s transgender… Read more »

AG Pruitt Announces 2016 Safe OK Grant Recipients

Attorney General Scott Pruitt announced Thursday the latest Safe Oklahoma Grant awards to law enforcement agencies across the state.

Totaling $1,466,539.23 in total grant awards, the recipients of the 2016 Attorney General’s Safe Oklahoma Grants are the Blanchard Police Department, Broken Arrow Police Department, Durant Police Department, Midwest City Police Department, Minco Police Department, Oklahoma City Police Department, Sequoyah County…Read more »

AG Pruitt Announces Grand Jury Decision to Seek Removal of Carter County Sheriff

Attorney General Scott Pruitt announced Thursday that the Fifteenth Multicounty Grand Jury returned an accusation of removal for Carter County Sheriff Milton R. Anthony.

The Multicounty Grand Jury issued the accusation of removal based on one count of corruption in office. The accusation for removal requests the District Court to order the immediate suspension of Anthony… Read more »

The Washington Times: GOP AGs warn Dems that if climate skeptics can be prosecuted for ‘fraud,’ so can alarmists

Washington Times

If Democratic attorneys general can pursue climate change skeptics for fraud, then also at risk of prosecution are climate alarmists whose predictions of global doom have failed to materialize.

The “cuts both ways” argument was among those raised by 13 Republican attorneys general in a letter urging their Democratic counterparts to stop using their law enforcement power against fossil fuel companies…. Read more »

KOTV – News on 6: Thousands Come To Tulsa From Across The World For Business Conference

News on 6

More than 4,000 people from across the world are in Tulsa this week for a development learning lab.

The International Economic Development Council chose Tulsa as a place to hold one of its…Read more