A veteran investigative reporter who has covered eastern Oklahoma for more than 15 years, Clifton joined The Frontier in April 2017. A native of southeastern Oklahoma, he has covered numerous issues from criminal justice to politics for publications including the Tulsa World, the Oklahoma Gazette, and Oklahoma Watch. Clifton holds a master’s degree in journalism from the University of Oklahoma.
Clifton can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow him on Twitter @cliftonhowze
The Frontier first reported that the Oklahoma State Treasurer’s office applied criteria for blacklisting companies inconsistently, leaving some firms claiming they have been arbitrarily and wrongly banned from doing business with the state.
A former state employee, backed by pension groups and an organization that represents public workers, is suing to overturn an Oklahoma law banning the state from doing business with financial firms accused of boycotting the fossil fuel industry.