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Today In The News
Governor, Legislature make plans to consider Step Up Oklahoma proposals: Gov. Mary Fallin announced Friday that she is amending her call for the Oklahoma Legislature’s second special session to permit lawmakers to consider a series of revenue-raising measures, reforms and teacher pay raise proposals that mirror proposals advocated by a coalition of Oklahoma business and civic leaders. [The Oklahoman] Frequently asked questions about Oklahoma’s special session [OK Policy]
Proposed income tax changes offer protections for low wage earners: Fifty-five percent of individuals filing Oklahoma tax returns would experience either a decrease or no change in their state income tax liability under a series of changes to the state’s income tax laws backed by a coalition of Oklahoma business and civic leaders. [The Oklahoman] ‘Step Up’ Coalition adds to the conversation, but plenty of work left to do [OK Policy]
Oklahoma likely to lead the nation in incarceration by 2019 amid ‘limited’ reforms, DOC director says: The number of people sentenced to Oklahoma prisons in 2017 fell slightly, but the state remains second in the nation in overall incarceration and could be ranked first by the end of this year. [Tulsa World] What works to stop crime (hint: it’s not incarceration) [OK Policy]
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