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In The Know: Infrastructure investments could be game changer for rural Oklahoma | Epic board exec resigns, asks for investigation | 7-day virus rate on the rise

7-day average of Oklahoma coronavirus cases again tops 1,000; Governor increases use of business incentive fund; Infrastructure bill seen as a game changer for rural Oklahomans, a boost for cities' [More...]

In The Know: COVID hospitalizations on the rise | State sues Biden administration over vaccine mandate | A Tale of Two Medicaid Expansions

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: Investing in school infrastructure | $1.3B state road improvement package | Child Tax Credit | More

Oklahoma AG: Businesses should avoid vaccine mandates; Oklahoma road improvement package expected to exceed $1.3 billion; Dark money group targets Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt with Fox News ads; [More...]

In The Know: Lawmakers outline priorities in spending $1.8 B in federal relief | State COVID-19 numbers rising | Health care worker vaccine mandate on hold

Oklahoma AG, governor praise judge for blocking health care worker vaccine mandate; Omicron 'likely already here,' Oklahoma doctors say as post-delta lull appears over; State lawmakers roughly outline priorities for spending $1.8B in federal virus relief funds; [More...]

In The Know: Defense Sec: National Guard must get vaccinated | Capitol Update | People Have the Power event tonight

Together Oklahoma hosts People Have the Power watch party; Local officials respond to latest COVID variant with calls for Oklahomans to get vaccinated; Defense secretary Lloyd Austin says Oklahoma National Guard members must get vaccinated; [More...]

In The Know: Early look at legislation filed for 2022 | Report: More children missing measles vaccination | Explaining COVID-19 boosters

Surprised by need for COVID-19 boosters? Don't be. OU Health expert uses five-shot tetanus series to explain why; Complaint sparks federal investigation into Oklahoma’s Public Health Lab, health commissioner says; New jail to be recommended to Oklahoma County officials; [More...]

In The Know: Health officials watching COVID numbers heading into the holidays | People Have the Power event, Nov. 30 | More

Experts urge Oklahomans to get booster shots as COVID-19 cases rise; New bill seeks to speed access to treatment for people found incompetent to stand trial; Bigler Stouffer denied stay of execution; [More...]

In The Know: New report shows state’s health inequities | Gov. signs redistricting bills | Health dept. restores some data reporting

Oklahoma has significant health inequities, but Medicaid expansion could pave way for improvement; Gov. Kevin Stitt signs congressional, legislative redistricting bills; State Health Department restores most but not all COVID-19 data, prompting mixed reactions; [More...]

In The Know: Federal investigation of state’s Public Health Lab | Allocating ARPA funds | 2022 Policy Priorities

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...]

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