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In The Know: Gov., AG vow legal action against vaccine mandate | Virus herd immunity remains elusive | Expanding the Child Tax Credit

Gov. Stitt vows state would take legal action against Biden's vaccine mandate; COVID is trending down in Oklahoma, but herd immunity remains elusive, health officials say; [More...]

In The Know: Disparities in housing stats | Property tax protests and school funding | Incentives for electric car startup | More

Policy Matters: Housing stats show state disparities; ‘Instability’: Hundreds of Oklahoma property tax protests leave schools in limbo; Land and millions of dollars for infrastructure are part of a deal to lure a startup electric car maker to Oklahoma; [More...]

In The Know: Lawmakers hear about pandemic-caused learning loss | COVID-19 will become ‘endemic’ | New marijuana initiative petitions

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: Tribal leaders speak out against Gov.’s claims | Indigenous Peoples Day | Reducing state’s incarceration rate

OB/GYN says vaccine best way for pregnant women to stay out of hospital with COVID-19; Red Cross: Blood supply 'emergency'; several donation events set; Tell The Frontier about your experience with Oklahoma’s ‘Back to Work’ incentive program; [More...]

In The Know: COVID deaths more than double decade of flu deaths | Judge rules on state abortion laws | More

Watch Now: COVID-19 has killed more than twice as many people in U.S. than 10 flu seasons, Saint Francis official says; Oklahoma judge blocks 2 abortion laws, allows 3 others; State announces $8 billion for 1,600 'critically needed' highway projects over eight years; [More...]

In The Know: COVID death rates in rural areas | Masking in schools | Evictions

'We’ve turned many rural communities into kill boxes.' COVID death rates higher in rural areas; Gov. Stitt still supports banning mask mandates in public schools despite pandemic's classroom upheaval; Free dental clinic sees fewer patients, more taking advantage of Medicaid expansion; [More...]

In The Know: Test scores dropped during pandemic | Study: Okla. has nation’s highest mortality rate of police violence | More

Oklahoma school test scores drop during pandemic; Study: Police kill more people in Oklahoma than any other state; Column: What happened to the money that was supposed to go to local mental health programs?; [More...]

In The Know: Health officials still urging vaccination | Redistricting special session | A call for civility

State is past COVID delta surge but still has work to do vaccinating more Oklahomans; As Lawmakers Prepare for Redistricting Special Session, What You Need to Know; Lawmakers study potentials of public work program partnership; [More...]

In The Know: Hospitals still facing capacity limits | Court fines and fees | Demographic, diversity changes

'Back to Work' incentive, unemployment programs end as Oklahoma waits for court ruling; Oklahoma hospitals still face care limitations amid capacity crunch despite decline in COVID-19 admissions; Group of state lawmakers discuss changing court’s fines and fees structure; [More...]

In The Know: Redistricting special session set for Nov. 15 | New higher ed chancellor named | COVID-19 updates

Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt calls for November special session for redistricting; Allison Garrett selected as first female chancellor of Oklahoma higher education; 'Kids really taking the burden': COVID-19 surge follows return to school in Oklahoma; [More...]