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November 14th, 2018
Before 2016, stealing a smartphone in Oklahoma could be charged as a felony with the possibility of prison time. The passage of SQ 780 raised the felony theft threshold in Oklahoma from $500 to $1000, meaning a person has to… Read more
November 14th, 2018
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November 13th, 2018
Gene_Perry_and_Sterling_Zearley The OKPolicyCast is hosted by Gene Perry and produced by Gene Perry and Jessica Vazquez. You can subscribe to our podcast on iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher, or RSS. The podcast theme music is by Zébre. If you have any questions for the OKPolicyCast, topics you’d like us to cover,… Read more
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Number of Oklahomans who had their prison sentences recommended for commutation by the Pardon and Parole Board last week. All were serving sentences of a decade or more for crimes that are now misdemeanors with no prison time under SQ 780.

[Tulsa World]

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“Folks here have seen the success of ballot initiatives in other states and would certainly consider beginning the process to putting this on the ballot in 2020 if the legislature doesn’t act.”

-Oklahoma Policy Institute Executive Director David Blatt, speaking about the success of Medicaid expansion ballot initiatives in in Idaho, Utah and Nebraska this year [Source: Healthcare Dive]

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