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Press Releases and Articles

March 22, 2021

OKLAHOMA CITY – Attorney General Mike Hunter today announced the appointment of former U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Oklahoma Brian Kuester as a special counsel partnering with the OSBI on their investigation into allegations reported to the Attorney General’s Office surrounding the Oklahoma Pardon and Parole Board.

The appointment comes as the Attorney General’s Office continues to receive complaints about the manner in which the Pardon and Parole Board has conducted recent agency actions.

March 17, 2021

Lawsuit: Biden administration lacked authority to halt project

GALVESTON, TEXAS – Attorney General Mike Hunter today joined a lawsuit against President Joe Biden and members of his administration over their move to shut down the Keystone Pipeline.

March 16, 2021

OKLAHOMA CITY – Attorney General Mike Hunter today sent a letter to Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen asking her to clarify whether the last-minute provision added to the latest coronavirus stimulus package strips state legislatures of their authority to provide further economic relief to their citizens by reducing state tax rates, or risk paying back federal aid.

March 11, 2021

OKLAHOMA CITY – Attorney General Mike Hunter, Senate Pro Tem Greg Treat and House Speaker Charles McCall today released the following joint statement after rulings from the Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals that determined the tribal boundaries of the Cherokee and Chickasaw Nations had never been disestablished by Congress.

The result of this decision is that crimes involving tribal members in the 27 counties that are wholly or partially within these reservations will now be prosecuted by federal or tribal authorities.

March 9, 2021

OKLAHOMA CITY – Attorney General Mike Hunter has joined a lawsuit to stop the Biden Administration from forcing all federal regulators to use its calculation of the “social costs” of greenhouse gases in every agency rule making, which has major implications for Oklahoma’s manufacturing and agriculture industries.

The policy is attempting to put a dollar amount on every conceivable future harm of greenhouse gas emissions. 

March 8, 2021

OKLAHOMA CITY – Attorney General Mike Hunter today released the following statement after the Oklahoma Pardon and Parole Board voted 3-1 in favor of moving Julius Jones’ commutation request to stage two.

February 24, 2021

OKLAHOMA CITY – Attorney General Mike Hunter today announced that U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Oklahoma Tim Downing will join his office as the Associate Attorney General of Oklahoma following his resignation from federal office.

Like its federal counterpart, the Associate Attorney General of Oklahoma advises and assists the Attorney General and his senior leadership in formulating and implementing the office’s policies and programs pertaining to a broad range of civil, criminal, law enforcement, and public safety matters, and oversees key components in the office. 

February 15, 2021

OKLAHOMA CITY – Attorney General Mike Hunter today is reminding Oklahomans looking to do business in the state that the price gouging statute is in effect statewide with the ongoing state of emergency due to the winter weather that continues to impact the state.

The Emergency Price Stabilization Act, also referred to the state price gouging statute, prohibits an increase of more than 10% for the price of goods or services after a declared emergency. The statute automatically triggers after the issuance of a state or federal emergency declaration.

February 11, 2021

OKLAHOMA CITY – In a letter urging the president to allow workers to resume construction on the Keystone XL Pipeline, Attorney General Mike Hunter today outlined why the project is good for Americans, for the environment and for health and human safety.

The letter outlines the attorney general’s background in the industry, working first, on the blue-collar level as a roustabout in college, and eventually as attorney general where he protects the state’s economic activities from federal intrusion and bureaucracy.

February 4, 2021

OKLAHOMA CITY – Attorney General Mike Hunter today announced the state of Oklahoma will receive $8.9 million as part of a 47-state, $573 million settlement with consulting firm McKinsey & Company for the company’s role in the nation’s opioid epidemic.

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