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May 26th, 2017
Oklahoma Policy Institute released the following statement on the final results of Oklahoma’s 2017 regular legislative session: If we look only at the bills that made it through the full legislative process to be signed by the governor, most Oklahomans would… Read more
May 26th, 2017
In The Know is your daily briefing on Oklahoma policy-related news. Inclusion of a story does not necessarily mean endorsement by the Oklahoma Policy Institute. Click here to subscribe to In The Know and see past editions. Today is the deadline… Read more
May 25th, 2017
Note: This post was updated May 28th to reflect current information. The General Appropriation bill passed the Legislature and is awaiting action from Gov. Fallin. After months of wrangling and stalled negotiations, legislative leaders finally introduced budget bills late Tuesday… Read more
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19,000

Number of Oklahoma veterans covered by Medicaid in 2015

Source: Families USA

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“I’m sorry it’s come to this, but I will leave with my head held high. I poured my heart and soul into my teaching at Norman High School. I represented our state at the highest level. I tried to help find funding sources via SQ 779. I ran for state senate. I started a non-profit focused on teacher recruitment and retention that has spread nationwide. I’ve done everything I know how to do to try and make things better.” 

– 2016 Oklahoma Teacher of the Year Shawn Sheehan, explaining why he and his wife are leaving their jobs teaching in Oklahoma to teach in Texas (Source)

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