Jason Murphey

I knew the concern was legitimate, but believed the benefit from doing the right thing would outweigh the downside — as it always does.The detractors to Oklahoma’s state government information technology unification may have been willing to concede that a private business would never silo itself into many different IT departments as the state had done; and, that the consultant’s report sho…

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Imagine the following absurdity: a business owner divides his business into 140 different divisions and gives the head of each division control over a free-standing legal, information technology, financial service, human resource and public relations d…

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  4. Rep. Jason Murphey Challenges The Speaker’s Concentrated Powers Chairman Jason Murphey of the House Modernization CommitteeMurphey Laments the death of TW Shannon’s transparency reformsAbsolute PowerBy: Jason Murphey | Sunday, June 14th, 2015 11:39:13 PM |   During the last…

It has long been theorized that the wars of the the future will not be fought on the battlefield or at sea but instead will be through computerized device. That future has arrived. Each and every day our nation and its IT assets are under assault from …

The first warning sign happened last year on April 2nd of 2014. By a 20-3 vote, a legislative committee unexpectedly approved a 30 million dollar diversion of transportation funding. Though that effort didn’t gain traction, I was shocked by the insens…

The first warning sign happened last year on April 2nd of 2014. By a 20-3 vote, a legislative committee unexpectedly approved a 30 million dollar diversion of transportation funding.

Though that effort didn’t gain traction, I was shocked by the inse…

Oklahomans are coming to terms with the decision of this year’s Legislature to slow the amount of motor vehicle funds going to roads and bridges and to substantially raid the existing funds.

It’s a sudden and unexpected pivot because the effort to red…

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During the last fifteen months I have mostly resisted the temptation to write about my feelings regarding the current state of transparency in the Oklahoma House of Representatives. This may seem perplexing to my regular readers because up until March …

Imagine owning a business and entering into a contract with a vendor. As you prepare to sign the contract, the vendor puts forward one final stipulation. He wants you to hire an employee with the sole mission of perpetually negotiating with you to change the terms of the contract to better favor the vendor. You will essentially be paying someone to negotiate on behalf of your counterparty. This…

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I [Jason Murphey] have recently written about bills from the last legislative session which mostly escape wide public purview but contain far reaching policy. The news has been mostly positive as I have either described harmful bills which were defeated, or good policy which won approval.

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This next week features primary elections on Tuesday, June 24, and our earthquake town hall meeting on Thursday, June 26.

Those who have any question about their voter registration status or where to vote on Tuesday may utilize the state election boar… more