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Today on In The Know, The Tulsa World reports on the huge impact of federal spending in Oklahoma. Oklahoma Watch examines special visas that allow guest workers into the U.S., and finds that few employers are cited for hiring undocumented immigrants even as deportations have skyrocketed.
Extreme weather is taking a financial toll on Oklahoma insurance companies. Gov. Fallin will participate in an online town hall on the Oklahoma Republican Party’s Facebook page. The Cherokee Nation elected S. Joe Crittenden as the new deputy chief. Next year Oklahoma will begin the process to make county court records uniformly accessible online.
The OkieWomen blog highlights some organizations that are working to prepare women for leadership in public policy. The OK Policy Blog previews an upcoming Suicide Prevention Conference in Tulsa. An Oklahoma mother shares how DHS child-care subsidy cuts are affecting her family.
In today’s Policy Note, the Economix blog shows how corporate tax loopholes provide significant benefits to shareholders, at considerable cost to everyone else. Today’s Number of the Day is the temperature in Tipton Oklahoma on June 27, 1994, the state’s highest recorded temperature to date.