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In The Know: Oklahomans spend more with employer-provided insurance, conservative group pushing for Medicaid work rules, and more

Oklahomans spending more for health care even with employer-provided insurance; Conservative group goes state by state for Medicaid work rules; In 2020, CLEET mental health training to be reviewed by state’s department of mental health; [More...]

In The Know: Parents discuss school funding with lawmakers, rural hospitals recovering from neglect, and more

Mid-Del schools HR director says teacher shortage continues, district to host recruitment event; Tulsa parents talk public ed funding, policy issues with state lawmakers ahead of legislative session; Rural hospitals recovering from neglect; [More...]

In The Know: Medicaid expansion alternatives face rocky paths, lawmakers consider programs to mitigate childhood traumas, and more

Alternatives to Medicaid expansion could face rocky paths; New programs mitigate trauma in children; Tulsa World Editorial: Find reasonable pathways for ex-inmates to reinstate drivers licenses; [More...]

In The Know: State pension systems consider cost of living adjustments, legal challenges filed against redistricting petition, and more

Pension leaders: Oklahoma's pension systems can withstand retiree COLA; Opponents of redistricting petition file legal challenges; Party officials differ on block grants, Medicaid; [More...]

The Weekly Wonk: Honoring veterans, examining Medicaid expansion and more

This week we observed Veterans Day and honored the men and women who have served to preserve our freedom by advocating for policies that help them and their families get ahead. [More...]

In The Know: Lack of Medicaid expansion impacts older adults, tribal gaming discussions stall, and more

Report finds more low-income older adults die prematurely in states that have not expanded Medicaid; Dueling pressers: Stitt, tribes talk gaming negotiations; (Audio) Medicaid block grants, sentence enhancements, Real ID compliance & more; [More...]

In The Know: Addressing adverse childhood experiences, fixing corrections pay raises, and more

Corrections officials plan to ask lawmakers to fix pay raise issue; ACEs research panel describes how workplaces can help Oklahomans heal from trauma permeating the state; Advocates day childhood trauma, system gaps push up domestic violence rates in Oklahoma; [More...]

In The Know: Criminal justice reform group files initiative petition, general fund revenue beats estimates, and more

Criminal justice reform group files petition to limit sentence enhancements; Dozens apply to lead Oklahoma legislative transparency office; Personal income tax collections drive solid general revenue fund report; [More...]

In The Know: EITC restoration would benefit veterans, Medicaid block grant ‘ill-advised’ and more

(Capitol Update) Medicaid block grant proposal would be ill-advised; 'We don't have a lot of time': Oklahoma County, jail trust officials begin speeding up transition process; Commerce Secretary outlines Top Ten vision; [More...]

In The Know: Oklahoma may consider Medicaid block grant, Oklahoma County begins court reforms, and more

Stitt considers Medicaid block grant for Oklahoma; Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County work to reform court system; Tulsa to focus 'multi-faceted approach' on high eviction rate; [More...]