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This Week from OK Policy
In our fourth, and final, post on key bills to watch this session Strategy & Communications Director Gene Perry ran down the education bills we’ll be paying attention to. Executive Director David Blatt reminded us of the consequences of cuts to education funding over the last decade. Policy Analyst Ryan Gentzler explained how SQ 780, that went into effect last July, is already making a difference in Oklahoma’s criminal justice system.
Blatt’s Journal Record column argues that there is still hope for a budget deal that will address our structural budget deficit and adequately fund core services. Steve Lewis’s Capitol Update implores legislative leadership to find a deal that can pass – that means it will have to be acceptable to both political parties.
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