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October 22nd, 2014
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The successful track record of Medicaid Expansion in states similar to Oklahoma shows that we are making the wrong choice to reject health coverage.

Recent Articles & Reports
May 23rd, 2016
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Steve Lewis served as Speaker of the Oklahoma House of Representatives from 1989-1991. He currently practices law in Tulsa and represents clients at the Capitol. You can sign up on his website to receive the Capitol Updates newsletter by email. What happened with the tax increase on cigarettes? It turned out to be a non-starter. Talk of a cigarette tax increase  Continue Reading »

May 19th, 2016

Oklahoma Policy Institute released the following statement in response to the standoff in the Legislature over a tobacco tax increase: Accepting available federal dollars for health care and rolling back an income tax cut that should not be happening in the midst of a massive budget shortfall are both reasonable and popular measures. A grand bargain is in reach if  Continue Reading »

May 10th, 2016
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The Oklahoma Department of Human Services (DHS) made waves in April when Director Ed Lake sent a letter to employees and providers warning that DHS is facing “cuts we simply cannot make without significant consequences for the people who depend on our assistance.” The Department of Humans Services is Oklahoma’s largest state agency, responsible for everything from child support enforcement to providing nutrition and  Continue Reading »