In The Know: A look at bills filed for 2019; making SQ 780 retroactive; business interests brief new lawmakers…
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Today is the last day to submit your public comments on the SoonerCare waiver: Oklahoma’s proposal to cut health coverage for families who don’t meet a work requirement is awaiting consideration by federal regulators – but first, it’s time for people like you to weigh in. We have less than 24 hours to submit comments on the proposal. To take action, visit OKsays.com.
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In The News
Laws proposed for 2019 in Oklahoma: Higher minimum wage, constitutional carry and straight-party voting: Lawmakers have until Jan. 17 to file bills for the 2019 session, which starts Feb. 4-5. Among the notable early bills that were filed address issues including firearms, abortion and education. [Tulsa World]
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