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In The Know: Epic co-founders arrested | Protecting Oklahoma’s economy requires labor force-oriented solutions | Primary races on ballot

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. Some stories included here are behind paywall or require subscription. OK Policy encourages the support… Read more [More...]

In The Know: Early voting begins for primary | Housing interim study requests | Upholding the Oklahoma standard

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. Some stories included here are behind paywall or require subscription. OK Policy encourages the support… Read more [More...]

In The Know: Epic Charter investigation | Fact-checking candidate debates | Early voting begins Thursday

Enrollment irregularities, unapproved bonuses: the latest Epic Charter investigation; Early voting begins Thursday; Oklahoma getting refund in Medicaid fraud case; [More...]

In The Know: Tax cut conversations | Legislature could do more for everyday Oklahomans | Push for equity after Juneteenth federal recognition

The Oklahoma Legislature could have done more to support everyday Oklahomans; More ARPA fund spending decisions expected starting in July (Capitol Update); Editorial: Economic headwinds should prompt restraint on tax cuts; [More...]

In The Know: Finding ways to avoid evictions | Targeted relief can help Oklahoma families weather inflation | More

Targeted relief can help Oklahoma families weather inflation; Landlords, tenants finding ways to avoid evictions: 'How to do things better'; Inflation taking toll on state economy, Treasurer Randy McDaniel says; [More...]

In The Know: Impasse on tax cuts | Providing targeted tax relief | Hearings on Swadley’s, Tourism Department | More

Oklahoma House, Senate at impasse on tax cuts in session called by Gov. Kevin Stitt; Oklahoma special session geared at ‘inflation relief’; OMES directors says Swadley's Tourism contract was signed a year before he saw it; [More...]

In The Know: Special session starts | Legislators consider tax cuts | Rally at Capitol for stricter gun laws | More

Oklahoma lawmakers to mull tax cuts during special session; Editorial: Flattening state revenues warrant caution on proposed tax cuts; Hundreds rally at Oklahoma State Capitol for stricter gun laws with March for Our Lives; [More...]

In The Know: Special sessions on the horizon | Calls for gun control | Updates to Oklahoma’s Promise scholarship

How Oklahoma lawmakers have loosened gun regulations the past decade; Oklahoma lawmakers addressed some challenges, passed on others in just-ended session; New law bases Oklahoma’s Promise income limits on family size; [More...]

In The Know: Response to Tulsa mass shooting | Chairman claims pressure to fire potential political challenger | Audit resolution fails

Tulsa mass shooting prompts diverging political responses; The chairman of a state board claims Stitt’s top aide urged members to vote on firing a potential political challenger; Audit resolution fails at state Capitol; [More...]

In The Know: ‘Catastrophic scene’ of Tulsa mass shooting | Lawmakers and governor prepare for special session | Everyone can be a change maker |

'Catastrophic scene' inside Tulsa medical building where five people died in mass shooting; 101 years on, Tulsa Race Massacre survivors and descendants are still fighting for long-delayed justice; Oklahoma lawmakers, governor prepare for special session; [More...]