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In The Know: Local elections today | Response to State of the State | Gov. unveils flat budget | More

Stitt pitches higher teacher pay and vouchers, says ‘justice’ jeopardized by reservation jurisdiction; Gov. Kevin Stitt unveils nearly standstill budget; Mayor, city council, school board seats to be decided across Oklahoma on Tuesday; [More...]

In The Know: State of the state kicks off 2022 session | New Legislative Primer | Strengthening the Grocery Tax Credit | More

Oklahoma governor's speech to kick off legislative session; Vaccine mandates, tax cuts, marijuana and culture wars on agenda as Oklahoma Legislature returns; Strengthening the Grocery Tax Credit would provide fiscally smart tax relief to working Oklahomans; [More...]

In The Know: Legislative session begins Monday | Youth suicide an ‘epidemic’ | Tribes to state on sovereignty: ‘It’s time to move on’

Winter storm brings hazardous conditions to OKC, but not as severe as 2021 storm; State's youth suicide trend a 'true epidemic,' tops advocacy group's priority list; Cherokee, Chickasaw tribal officials on reservation issue: It's time to move on; [More...]

In The Know: Budget mysterious even for lawmakers | Power outages amid winter storm | One superintendent’s story

Winter storm leaves thousands of Oklahomans without power in freezing temperatures; Oklahoma budget process can be mysterious, even for many lawmakers; Awake at 2 A.M., agonizing over life-and-death decisions: A superintendent’s story; [More...]

In The Know: Epic Charter largest abuse of taxpayers funds | State braces for winter storm | Hospitals still overwhelmed with virus | More

First major winter storm of the season takes aim at Oklahoma; COVID-19 cases show decline; hospitals still face struggle; [More...]

In The Know: Oil wells shut after Oklahoma earthquake | OK Policy introduces tribal-state policy advocacy | Local elections nearing

Oklahoma's oil regulator to shut some disposal wells following large quake; Oklahoma Policy Institute now includes tribal-state policy advocacy; Free N95 masks available at several dozen Tulsa pharmacies through state health partnership; [More...]

In The Know: Military medicals teams coming to state | Large state budget offers unique opportunities | Students share ideas to improve equity, access

Largest state budget since 2010 should benefit Oklahoma workers says policy group; Military medical teams coming to Oklahoma to support hospitals during COVID-19 surge; Rapid revenue rebounds seen in Oklahoma, other states; [More...]

In The Know: COVID hospitalizations topple records | State carries out first execution of 2022 | Grocery sales tax | More

State of Oklahoma carries out Donald Grant execution; 'We have never seen death like this before': Providers overwhelmed, COVID hospitalizations keep toppling records in Oklahoma; State lawmakers consider eliminating grocery sales taxes; [More...]

In The Know: Oklahoma among least transparent budget process | ‘Level of finality’ in McGirt standing | COVID situation ‘dire’ in hospitals

Oklahoma among least transparent states for state budget process, new OK Policy report shows; Anoatubby cites 'finality' as US Supreme Court rejects 32 McGirt petitions; Gas bills going up: Commission OK's ONG's $1.357 billion in costs from February cold snap. [More...]

In The Know: State breaks COVID hospitalization records | Bill to reorganize drug courts | 2 executions to proceed

Oklahoma breaks COVID hospitalization records; omicron is dangerous for children, pediatricians warn; SB 1548 would prioritize treatment, stability over punishment in Oklahoma’s drug courts (Capitol Update); Lobbyist says former Oklahoma lawmaker sexually assaulted her at New Year’s party; [More...]