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Speaker McCall greenlights nearly 100 interim studies (Capitol Update)

You can't read a lot into the 50 request denials. The Speaker doesn't have to give a reason, and his reason may be different for different requests and different members. It could be that he likes the idea but wants some other member to take the lead or he doesn't like the idea and doesn't want it to gain traction. In some instances, it may be about the author.


The Weekly Wonk: Invest in small agencies; Expand Medicaid to tackle the opioid crisis; & more

Over the past decade, all state agencies faced repeated and serious budget cuts, but small agencies were hit hardest, with many seeing their state funding cut by 20 to 50 percent.


Meet OK Policy: Education Policy Analyst and KIDS COUNT Coordinator Rebecca Fine

To give you a better idea of who we are and what we all do, we are running an OK Policy Blog series highlighting our staffers.