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In The Know: House and Senate debate tax cuts | Juneteenth in Oklahoma | Water concerns in SE Oklahoma | More

Oklahoma House, Senate fail to reach deal on tax cuts; Juneteenth in Oklahoma: how to celebrate throughout the state; 'We are in desperate need': communities in southeast Oklahoma run out of water as they wait for repairs; [More...]

In The Know: Tax cuts and ‘political theater’ | Report: Oklahoma prisons understaffed | Pandemic projects head to Governor | More

Oklahoma House approves tax cuts; Senate leader calls it 'political theater'; Almost $70 million in pandemic relief projects head to Governor; Report: Oklahoma prisons plagued with staffing shortages, operational inefficiencies; [More...]

In The Know: Rents across U.S. above $2,000 first time | Manufacturing facility in Stillwater | Restoring Tourism Commission oversight | More

Policy Matters: Hits, misses for FY ’23 state budget; Rare earth manufacturing facility to open in Oklahoma; Swadley's investigation prompts Oklahoma lawmaker to file bill restoring Tourism Commission oversight; Rents across U.S. rise above $2,000 a month for the first time ever; [More...]

In The Know: Important steps forward in criminal justice | Costly incentives and Google | Surprise OTA meeting | More

The legislature made important steps forward on criminal justice this session. More remains to be done; Pride and Policy listening session hopes to spark change in Oklahoma legislation; Oklahoma lawmakers tried to cut a costly incentive for data centers, but gave Google a break; [More...]

In The Know: Efforts on fines and fees failed this year | ARPA funds for pediatric mental health | Speed rural highway construction

Most legislative efforts to lower Oklahoma court fines and fees failed this year; Saint Francis mass shooter: A few details about Michael Louis emerge; Lawmakers earmark COVID-19 funds for pediatric mental health project; [More...]

In The Know: FY 2023 Budget Highlights | Oklahoma lethal injection executions to proceed | State revenue levels

Budget includes a few long-awaited investments, but misses crucial opportunities; Federal judge clears way for Oklahoma lethal injection executions to proceed; State revenue levels out but still hits record high for May; [More...]

In The Know: Resignation and lawsuit over Swadley’s | GEER Fund distribution during pandemic | Day of Action at the Capitol today

Head of Tourism resigns and the state sues over Foggy Bottom Kitchen scandal; Stitt gave families $8 Million for school supplies in the pandemic; They bought Christmas trees, gaming consoles and hundreds of TVs; Bill making expungement process easier heading to Gov. Stitt's desk; More [More...]

In The Know: Special House committee to investigate Swadley’s | Oklahoma passes Texas-style abortion ban | Study highlights disparities for Okla. women

Increasing economic security in Oklahoma can strengthen families, assist in child abuse prevention (Child Abuse Prevention Month); A special House committee will investigate the Swadley’s Foggy Bottom Kitchen deal; Oklahoma lawmakers pass abortion bill similar to controversial Texas law; [More...]

In The Know: Poverty and health by county in Oklahoma | Grocery tax elimination | Top marks for pre-kindergarten in OK | More

Report links poverty and poor health in Oklahoma counties; Oklahoma lawmaker promises state is close to eliminating grocery tax; Education Watch: Oklahoma receives top marks for pre-kindergarten; [More...]

In The Know: $700M incentive plan awaits Gov. Stitt’s signature | Was request too rushed and secretive? | More

$700M incentive plan to lure multibillion company awaits approval from Gov. Kevin Stitt; [More...]