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This Week from OK Policy:
OK Policy summer intern Chan Aaron explores changing demographics in Texas County, Oklahoma, and discusses what they mean for the state’s future. OK Policy Research Fellow Ryan Gentzler explained why recent efforts to revamp the state’s tax incentives miss a key reform. In his Capitol Update, Steve Lewis describes why criticism of the state’s courts system is nothing new. The results of our spring audience survey are in. In his Journal Record column, Executive Director David Blatt praises a proposed rule extending the salary threshold for overtime pay.
OK Policy in the News:
Blatt spoke with Oklahoma Watch about turnover in Oklahoma’s health insurance market.
Weekly What’s That:
An individual mandate is a requirement that all persons procure a particular good or service. In health care, it refers to the requirement within the Affordable Care Act that all Americans (with some exceptions) be covered by health insurance. Read more.