Oklahoma State Treasurer Todd Russ is planning to announce the sweeping measure Wednesday morning which represents one of the most aggressive actions any state has taken against banks pursuing so called environmental, social and governance (ESG) initiatives. The move ultimately blocks the banks from managing billions of dollars in Oklahoma pensions, investments and other state entities.
Employers May Be Liable for Consequences of Vaccine Mandates in Oklahoma: Bill Would Allow Workers To Sue Employers For $1M Over Harm
Lawyers may soon find themselves fretting over how to best protect their companies from future liability. Should they follow the unconstitutional Washington bandwagon and enact mandates or wring hands over lawsuits stemming from possible vaccine side effects should the companies require employee vaccination? As a private medical decision, the answer is clear to us — stay out of your employees’ medical decisions!
The Oklahoma House has passed a bill banning mask mandates in public schools and requirements for students to be vaccinated against COVID-19. The bill, SB 658, passed the state House by 76–18 and was sent to Republican Gov. Kevin Stitt on May 26. The state Senate had passed the bill by 38–8 a day earlier.
State senators in Oklahoma are taking their oaths to protect the Constitution and their state citizens seriously and encouraging the U.S. Congress to do the same. The two Republican lawmakers have filed legislation that would strengthen state statutes while encouraging federal legislators to pass photo ID and paper ballot laws.
People Not Politicians is a progressive group trying circumvent Constitutional redistricting power that resides in the majority party of a state (as upheld by SCOTUS.) But never mind the “Supremes,” PNP is pushing state lawsuits to create an “independent” (ha!) citizen’s commission to determine redistricting. Their first lawsuit was shot down by the Oklahoma Supreme Court, so they now going for round two. Just the beginning of this movement, so stay tuned.