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In The Know: Governor asks for shut down of Class III gaming, state Supreme Court rules SB 608 unconstitutional, and more

Gov. Stitt asks federal court to shut down Oklahoma tribes' Class III casino gaming; Oklahoma Corporation Commission considers how tight budget year might impact upgrade efforts; Oklahoma GPT collections fall; [More...]

In The Know: Redistricting petition heard, increasing incentives to recruit rural health care professionals, and more

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. Click here to subscribe to In The Know and see past editions. In The News… Read more [More...]

In The Know: Oklahoma’s aspirations as a Top 10 state, getting Census to all residents, and more

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. Click here to subscribe to In The Know and see past editions. New from OK… Read more [More...]

The Weekly Wonk: A call for criminal justice reform and more

This week, OK Policy announced a new board member: University of Oklahoma-Tulsa President John H. Schumann, MD. [More...]

In The Know: Prison labor contracts scrutinized, new legislation proposed before deadline, and more

Oklahoma pays $1.45-per-hour for prison telemarketing; Committee approves request for state jobs incentive money by company founded by Gov. Kevin Stitt; (Audio) Opioid distributor lawsuit, corrections reform task force, recreational marijuana opposition & more; [More...]

In The Know: Reforms reduce Oklahoma County jail population, more commutations recommended, and more

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. Click here to subscribe to In The Know and see past editions. New from OK… Read more [More...]

In The Know: Bill would require racial impact statements, state childhood trauma rate improves but still leads nation, and more

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. Click here to subscribe to In The Know and see past editions. New from OK… Read more [More...]

In The Know: Oklahoma sues more opioid manufacturers, expanding occupational licensure, and more

‘Blood on their hands’: Oklahoma sues opioid distributors; Gov. Kevin Stitt gives himself an 'A' for first year; Oklahoma Career Tech seeks to expand training programs for inmates; [More...]

In The Know: Criminal task force report released, Medicaid expansion qualifies for ballot, and more

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. Click here to subscribe to In The Know and see past editions. New from OK… Read more [More...]

In The Know: Mental health groups fill prison re-entry gap, Stitt calls for cutting 25% of state regs, and more

Shorthanded mental health groups prepare for high caseloads after nation’s largest commutation; Sentencing reform; Stitt aims to slash state regulations by 25%; Fees that tribes pay to state in limbo amid compact dispute; [More...]