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In The Know: Groups sue state over HB 1775 | School employees contracting virus at higher rates | Legislative Compensation Board

In The Know is your daily briefing on Oklahoma policy-related news. Inclusion of a story does not necessarily mean endorsement by the Oklahoma Policy Institute. Some stories included here are behind paywall or require subscription. OK Policy encourages the support… Read more [More...]

Weekly Wonk: Housing stats show state disparities | Reducing Oklahoma’s incarceration rate | More

Policy Matters: Housing stats show state disparities; Interim study examines ways to reduce Oklahoma’s incarceration levels (Capitol Update); Everyone is to blame for spreading misinformation [More...]

In The Know: State seeking to recoup unemployment overpayments | Poll: McGirt not state’s most pressing issue | More

State Seeks To Recoup Unemployment Overpayments But Doesn’t Know How Much; McGirt decision not most pressing issue in Oklahoma, voters say; State grants manager: $37M in American Rescue Plan funds distributed to small Oklahoma cities so far; Crime reclassification plan authors call it compromise, but reform advocates want more [More...]

Weekly Wonk: Reversing Native erasure | Resources for troubled children | A Better Path Forward

Policy Matters: Reversing Native erasure; Interim study looks at services, resources for troubled children, families (Capitol Update); Save The Date, Oct. 27: A Better Path Forward: OK Policy will be hosting a presentation about improving Oklahoma's budget and tax systems to work on behalf of all Oklahomans. [More...]

In The Know: Political reactions to Hofmeister party switch | Two cannabis petitions filed | Health officials hopeful on virus trend

In The Know is your daily briefing on Oklahoma policy-related news. Inclusion of a story does not necessarily mean endorsement by the Oklahoma Policy Institute. Some stories included here are behind paywall or require subscription. OK Policy encourages the support… Read more [More...]

In The Know: Hofmeister announces run for governor as Democrat | State accused of exaggerating McGirt impact | Reversing Native erasure

In The Know is your daily briefing on Oklahoma policy-related news. Inclusion of a story does not necessarily mean endorsement by the Oklahoma Policy Institute. Some stories included here are behind paywall or require subscription. OK Policy encourages the support… Read more [More...]

In The Know: Children’s mental health worsened during pandemic | Study: Vaccines reduced COVID deaths | First execution since 2015 scheduled

In The Know is your daily briefing on Oklahoma policy-related news. Inclusion of a story does not necessarily mean endorsement by the Oklahoma Policy Institute. Some stories included here are behind paywall or require subscription. OK Policy encourages the support… Read more [More...]

Weekly Wonk: Increasing access to expungement | A call for civility | Fixing the child care system

Interim study examines how to increase access to expungement (Capitol Update); Policy Matters: A Call for Civility; Government must play a role in fixing child care system [More...]

In The Know: Classrooms have most virus cases among high-risk settings | ‘Back to Work’ incentive program ends | Interim study on expungement

Interim study examines how to increase access to expungement (Capitol Update); School classrooms have most COVID-19 cases among high-risk settings; 'Back to Work' incentive, unemployment programs end as Oklahoma waits for court ruling; Days Before Tulsa State Fair, New COVID Cases Nearly Double That When 2020 Event Was Canceled [More...]

Weekly Wonk: State already benefitting from Medicaid expansion | Bipartisan justice reform | Legislative transparency

Thanks to Oklahoma voters, the state is already reaping the benefits of Medicaid expansion; Interim study examines legislative transparency (Capitol Update); Policy Matters: Justice reform issues showcase bipartisanship [More...]