A final adjustment to certified revenue will be made next month when the books are closed on the current fiscal year.
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Courtside: Jenks anesthesiologist Chris Emerson filed court documents seeking to enforce an agreement with state Sen. Cody Rogers, R-Tulsa, over false claims made by Rogers against Emerson in their 2020 GOP primary campaign.
According to court documents, attorney John Tyler Hammons of Muskogee agreed on Rogers’ behalf to a mediated settlement that included a $15,000 payment to cover Emerson’s legal expenses and written acknowledgment, mailed to every registered Republican in SD 37.
But Rogers himself never signed the agreement, and Emerson says he’s never received the $15,000.
He also says the acknowledgment, printed in small type on the back of a mailer that extols Rogers’ record on the front, does not meet the terms of the agreement.
Rogers’ campaign ads included claims that Emerson had pleaded guilty to medical malpractice and has been sued repeatedly for failure to pay debts.
Emerson, in fact, was dropped from the 2014 lawsuit before it was resolved and the bad debt actions were against a different Chris Emerson.
More money: Oklahomans’ personal income rose 75% in the first three months of 2021 compared to the last three months of 2020, the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis reported.