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Drilling tax breaks questioned amid tight state revenue collections (Tulsa World)

By Jerry Wofford, Tulsa World A high-ranking state official says tax breaks for oil and gas drilling held back more robust growth of the state’s general revenue fund in the last fiscal year, adding that legislators should examine the effect… Read more [More...]

Tiptoeing into Expansion: Health care study viewed with optimism, frustration (Urban Tulsa Weekly)

By Jaime Adame, Urban Tulsa Weekly Many have called it a step in the right direction. But the much-anticipated Leavitt Partners report still leaves plenty of unanswered questions. “If this was an attempt to make things more simple for people… Read more [More...]

Today’s Twitter fight an example of contentious health care debate (NewsOK)

By Jaclyn Cosgrove, NewsOK I was waiting on the state Board of Health meeting to start today when I got a tweet about a news story from News Channel 4. The story was about the Surgery Center of Oklahoma, which… Read more [More...]

Argument made for added Medicaid (Muskogee Phoenix)

By D.E. Smoot, Muskogee Phoenix Analysts with the Oklahoma Policy Institute contend the expansion of Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act would benefit Oklahoma businesses and uninsured workers. An analysis of the 2011 American Community Survey shows there are 143,150… Read more [More...]

Felons and the right to vote

This post was written by OK Policy intern Carly Putnam. Carly is an undergraduate at the University of Tulsa majoring in Sociology and Women’s & Gender Studies. She can be found on Twitter at @CarlyPutnam. Virginia made headlines earlier this… Read more [More...]

Bigotry not to blame for Oklahoma’s shortcomings (The Oklahoman)

This editorial was prompted by OK Policy’s report “Closing the Opportunity Gap: Building Equity in Oklahoma.” OK Policy analyst Kate Richey penned an editorial in response, which The Oklahoman declined to publish.  By The Oklahoman Editorial Board  Oklahoma’s history undeniably… Read more [More...]

Yousef Khanfar and Invisible Eve

Yousef Khanfar is a noted author and photographer. In his latest project, Invisible Eve, he turns his lens on incarcerated Oklahoma women, presenting their images and words in an effort to reach empathy and understanding. Here is Yousef’s artist statement… Read more [More...]