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In The Know: State revenue up over projections | Stitt considering AG appointment | CDC funding to address COVID-related health disparities

State general revenue could splash over into Rainy Day Fund; Stitt mulling attorney general appointment; Oklahoma awarded $53 million in CDC funding to address COVID-19-related health disparities; [More...]

In The Know: Prosecutors as lobbyists | Child care support for low-income working families | OESC freezes some unemployment benefits

Study: Oklahoma Prosecutors Are Strong Lobbyists; Plan For Child Care And Development Fund Released; State employment agency freezes some payment cards over fraud concerns; [More...]

In The Know: Medicaid expansion could curtail Hep C deaths in state | Eviction moratorium & help for renters in Okla. | More

Health officials are hopeful Medicaid expansion and new safe syringe program will curtail Oklahoma’s Hepatitis C deaths; Cherokee Nation Pre-Enrolling Citizens Into Medicaid; With an evictions moratorium ending soon, Oklahoma officials look at possible reforms; [More...]

In The Know: Help for working families in Oklahoma | Extended J&J shelf-life | More

Shelf-life extension will save 75,000 J&J vaccine doses at risk of expiration in Oklahoma; Bill intended to roll back SQ 780 fails to move forward; What you need before applying for Oklahoma’s expanded Medicaid; [More...]

In The Know: Medicaid expansion enrollment | Oklahoma reviews disability services waitlist | More

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: Medicaid expansion enrollment reaches nearly 100,000 in first week | States passing record budgets | More

Nearly 100,000 Newly-Eligible Oklahomans Have Enrolled In Medicaid During First Week Of Expansion; White House Vaccinations Coordinator Dr. Bechara Choucair Speaks With KWGS About Vaccine 'Sprint'; States rebound from bleak forecasts to pass record budgets; [More...]

In The Know: Long-term services waitlist | Rural broadband expansion | State Ed. Dept. uncovers fraud at child-feeding sites | More

DHS Working To Eliminate Medicaid Waiver Waitlist; Advocates Express Concerns; State lawmakers earmark $42 million for rural broadband expansion; State uncovers 'scheme to commit fraud' for meal reimbursement at day care centers; [More...]

In The Know: 50,000+ approved for Medicaid expansion coverage during 1st week | Next steps after managed care ruling? | More

More than 51,000 Oklahomans have been approved for benefits through Medicaid expansion; Fate of Medicaid privatized managed care uncertain after Oklahoma Supreme Court ruling; Oklahoma law journal details contributions of Black lawyers, civil rights struggles in court system before and after 1921; [More...]

In The Know: State Supreme Court vacancies | Massacre cemetery site search finds more coffins | ‘National Day of Learning’ | More

Gov. Kevin Stitt gets three finalists for Oklahoma Supreme Court vacancy; COVID-19 in Oklahoma: One-third of Oklahomans are fully vaccinated as virus cases continue dive; Harvard professor talks Tulsa Race Massacre reparations and white supremacy during 'National Day of Learning' [More...]


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