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July 28th, 2015
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July 27th, 2015
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577,160

Number of Oklahomans with one or more disabilities, 15.6 percent of the state’s population.

Source: U.S. Census American Community Survey

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“I ask, ‘Do you have a box asking if you are a convicted felon?’ Most nod yes, they probably have that. I say the minute that is checked, you are not going to hire those people. They are getting thrown out.”

-BAMA Companies CEO Paula Marshall, who is pushing Oklahoma businesses to become partners with prison reintegration and diversion programs and hire more Oklahomans with felony convictions (Source: http://bit.ly/1D8p9iM).

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April 25th, 2015
Medicaid back on the chopping block
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March 17th, 2015
Budget Trends and Outlook – March 2015
February 27th, 2015
Oklahoma’s Budget Outlook: Confronting the Fiscal Gap (State Budget Summit 2015)
January 30th, 2015
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