Director, Center for Independent Journalism

Ray Carter is the director of OCPA’s Center for Independent Journalism. He has two decades of experience in journalism and communications. He previously served as senior Capitol reporter for The Journal Record, media director for the Oklahoma House of Representatives, and chief editorial writer at The Oklahoman.

Director, Center for Independent Journalism

Share:

Using his line-item veto power, Gov. Kevin Stitt struck a section of House Bill 4160 on Wednesday.

Stitt’s veto message noted the vetoed language would have diverted funds now designated for offender management in state prisons and redirected the cash to provide pay raises at private prisons.

“The state is not contractually obligated to increase private correctional facilities pay scales,” Stitt wrote.

He called the offender-management system a “critical component of our correctional operations as it serves as the centralized source of offender information for staff, the public, and numerous state and federal agencies.”

Director, Center for Independent Journalism

Share:

Join Our Mailing List