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May 22nd, 2017
The Oklahoma Constitution (Article V, Section 33) sets the following conditions on revenue bills: A. All bills for raising revenue shall originate in the House of Representatives. The Senate may propose amendments to revenue bills. B. No revenue bill shall… Read more
May 22nd, 2017
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May 21st, 2017
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Percentage of office-based physicians in Oklahoma accepting new Medicaid patients, significantly above the national average (69%), 2013.

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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“We would love to be able to just roll up a bus — and have paid leave — to come up here and advocate on behalf of their services. State employees to do this have to take their own annual leave and leave their work site. You very well can’t do that at a prison, and DHS is so understaffed like a lot of agencies. They can’t absorb the caseload. We’re advocating on behalf of restoring the 7 percent gross production tax. It’s part of the shared funding to restore core services, including education and the Department of Corrections.”

– Tom Dunning, communications director of the Oklahoma Public Employees Association and a representative of Save our State, speaking about employees of the oil and gas industry’s lobbying efforts at the state capitol last week. (Source)

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