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In The Know: Gov.’s veto prevents Oklahomans’ access to health care; COLA increase for state retirees signed into law; and more

Gov. vetoes hospital fee for Medicaid expansion; Thousands of Oklahomans facing eviction; Guymon processing plant linked to 440 COVID-19 cases; [More...]

In The Know: Oklahomans struggling with housing costs, evictions increasing; groups sue over absentee ballot law; and more

More than a third of surveyed Oklahomans report struggling to make housing payments; Nearly 200 evictions filed Monday as Oklahoma County courthouse reopens; As coronavirus spreads, Oklahoma’s largest jails could increase testing; Groups sue over absentee ballot requirements. [More...]

In The Know: DOC assisting in county jail outbreak; virus numbers continue to climb in panhandle county; and more

DOC staff called on to help following outbreak at Comanche County jail; Texas County at 784 COVID-19 cases, into 3rd week as 'hot spot' in Oklahoma; COVID-19: Six more deaths reported as 91 new cases confirmed in Oklahoma; Gov. signs, vetoes several bills from this session. [More...]

In The Know: County jail under quarantine due to virus outbreak; lawmakers at odds over impact of pending bill; and more

Comanche County Jail Under Quarantine; 126 Inmates, Staff Test Positive for COVID; 88 more cases confirmed with no new deaths reported in Oklahoma; Cost of living increase for state retirees awaits Governor's decision; Bill changes ‘corporate county welfare,’ but senators claim ignorance. [More...]

In The Know: Governor, lawmaker hold ‘airing of grievances;’ ‘anti-red flag’ bill awaiting Gov.’s action; and more

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In The Know: Evictions pose serious issue as courts reopen; next reopening phase begins today; and more

Gov. Stitt says state ready for Phase 2 reopening on Friday; First-time jobless claims filed in Oklahoma down 65% from record-setting high; COVID-19: Six more deaths reported as cases rise by 110 in Oklahoma; [More...]

In The Know: Lawmakers deliver historic override of Gov.’s budget vetoes; state moving forward with reopening despite testing issues; and more

In historic rebuke, Republican-controlled Oklahoma Legislature overrides Gov. Stitt's vetoes of general appropriations bill, funding measures; Senate passes 2 measures for Gov. Kevin Stitt's Medicaid expansion; State to begin next reopening phase despite testing issues. [More...]

In The Know: Budget bills remain unsigned; record shortfall in April; bipartisan group works on CARES Act funds; & more

Oklahoma budget bill remains unsigned as Gov. Kevin Stitt expresses concerns about agency increases; $416.2 million less than projected: Record shortfall hits Oklahoma general revenue in April; Bipartisan group to work with Gov. Stitt on spending CARES Act funds; [More...]

In The Know: Gov. pledges budget vetos; Legislature sets agency spending limits; state moving forward with Phase 2 opening; and more

Stitt says he plans to veto key piece of state budget plan; Legislature setting agency spending limits, mandates; Gov. Kevin Stitt: State on track for Phase II of reopening. [More...]

In The Know: Examining pandemic’s impact on Oklahoma unemployment; eviction cases backing up in courts; and more

"We are petrified": Service agencies prepare for flood of evictions; Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt spars with state AG, lawmakers, tribes during second year; Confirmed virus cases in Oklahoma surpass 4,500, 272 deaths; [More...]