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In The Know: Criminal justice reform debate escalates, nonprofit leaders urge participation in 2020 U.S. census, Muskogee to vote on $110 million school bond issue

Federal grant will help state to address rape kit backlog; Former Department of Public Safety leaders to sue for wrongful termination; Criminal justice reform debate escalates; Oklahoma prison locked down over concerns of renewed unrest; [More...]

The Weekly Wonk: Racial disparities in juvenile justice; Hepatitis C in prisons, & more

This week, we revisited Open Justice Oklahoma's (OJO) recent report which found that while juvenile crime in Oklahoma has plummeted, racial and local disparities remain. [More...]

In The Know: Oklahoma Real ID compliance deadline extended; State revenue growth slows to lowest level in 30 months

Oklahoma Real ID compliance deadline extended to September 2020; DOC returns some prisons to normal daytime operations; State revenue growth slows to lowest level in 30 months; [More...]

In The Know: Governor’s RESTORE Task Force hears three keys to fracture prison pipeline; High caseloads continue to stress public defender system

'I should have been dead': Governor's RESTORE Task Force hears three keys to fracture prison pipeline; Despite reforms, high caseloads continue to stress public defender system; State expects another ID extension; [More...]

In The Know: Republican former House speaker endorses Medicaid expansion for Oklahoma; Strategies emerging to combat health access crisis

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: Criminal justice task force to hold first public meeting, lawmakers discuss challenges facing Indian Health Service, solar advocates make case for investment

Oklahoma governor's criminal justice task force to hold first public meeting this week; 1 in 3 Oklahomans are Obese; Lawmakers discuss challenges facing Indian Health Service; [More...]

In The Know: New research shows racial gaps in Oklahoma student test scores, criminal justice reforms are working, Oklahoma youth arrests show big decline in incarceration

Stitt to seek 2nd change in law to qualify agency director; Despite criticisms, Oklahoma policy analyst says criminal justice reforms are working; Oklahoma County jail has second death in week; [More...]

The Weekly Wonk: Poverty week; no good reason not to expand Medicaid; & more

This week, we focused on poverty in Oklahoma and emphasized policy solutions to help our families get ahead. [More...]

In The Know: Governor’s executive order draws support and criticism; Advocates call for stronger seat belt laws

Governor’s executive order draws support and criticism; Advocates call for stronger seat belt laws as vehicle collisions lead to more child deaths; In Oklahoma, a discredited theory of reading is widely used; [More...]

In The Know: Drug companies appeal $572 million opioid trial verdict; Inmate dies at Oklahoma County jail

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. Poverty Week at… Read more [More...]