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Statement: Oklahoma needs to account for all students as schools move to distance learning

As Oklahoma schools are pivoting to distance learning to complete the spring 2020 semester, education officials need to ensure all students have equal access.  [More...]

The Weekly Wonk: Policy analysis related to COVID-19 outbreak; Gov.’s health care plan revealed; and more

What’s up this week at Oklahoma Policy Institute? The Weekly Wonk shares our most recent publications and other resources to help you stay informed about Oklahoma. Numbers of the Day and Policy Notes are from our daily news briefing, In… Read more [More...]

OK Policy: Oklahoma making mockery of public hearing process

"The Oklahoma Health Care Authority is making a mockery of the public hearing process and appears oblivious to the fact that there is a national health emergency occurring." [More...]

The Weekly Wonk: Celebrating trailblazing Oklahoma women; Medicaid expansion can decrease likelihood of medical debt; and more

What’s up this week at Oklahoma Policy Institute? The Weekly Wonk shares our most recent publications and other resources to help you stay informed about Oklahoma. Numbers of the Day and Policy Notes are from our daily news briefing, In… Read more [More...]

The Weekly Wonk: ‘Valuing Work’ in Oklahoma; Governor’s health care proposal; and more

What’s up this week at Oklahoma Policy Institute? The Weekly Wonk shares our most recent publications and other resources to help you stay informed about Oklahoma. Numbers of the Day and Policy Notes are from our daily news briefing, In… Read more [More...]

Statement Re: Submission of Gov. Stitt’s Health Care Proposal

The Oklahoma Health Care Authority on Friday submitted the Governor’s Medicaid expansion proposal to federal officials. We are disappointed to hear that the Governor continues to push his personal plan for Oklahoma healthcare versus the vetted, proven, and citizen-backed strategy… Read more [More...]

In The Know: Together OK petitions Governor for SQ 802 election date; mental health parity sought; and more

Supporters of Medicaid expansion pressure Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt to set election date on SQ 802; lawmakers seek mental health parity in insurance coverage; legislators seek changes to citizens' petition process [More...]

OK Policy Statement on SB 1046 – Funding for Governor’s Medicaid Proposal

Background:  Oklahoma lawmakers on Wednesday were slated to consider SB 1046 that contained a key funding mechanism for Gov. Kevin Stitt’s proposed Medicaid alternative plan, which is untested and will face lengthy legal challenges. Comment from the Oklahoma Policy Institute:… Read more [More...]

The Weekly Wonk: Proposed change to pre-k cutoff date, the importance of an accurate Census count, and more

OK Policy Education Analyst Rebecca Fine wrote about a proposed change to the pre-K cut off date, which would be a step backward for children. [More...]

The Weekly Wonk: Using advocacy tools to effect change, supporting working Oklahomans, and more

In her weekly Journal Record column, OK Policy Executive Director Ahniwake Rose focused on how Oklahomans can use advocacy to make changes they wish to see in the state. OK Policy and its Together Oklahoma advocacy program held a series of community conversations last week about  supporting working Oklahomans through smart policy decisions, including making the Earned Income Tax Credit refundable again. [More...]