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In The Know: Medicaid expansion applications open June 1 | Some Epic finances to become public | State EITC supports working families

Enrollment for Oklahoma's Medicaid expansion begins June 1; Epic to make some finances public; Oklahoma prisons ahead in vaccinations but advocates say earlier access could have saved lives; "A Day without Taxes"; State EITC supports working families [More...]

In The Know: Oklahoma pauses J&J vaccine | Chickasaw Nation: Gov. exaggerating McGirt claims | Health Dept. sues over pandemic purchase

Oklahoma health officials pause distribution of J&J vaccine; Oklahoma Health Department sues over COVID pandemic purchase; Medicaid Expansion causing confusion in Oklahoma; [More...]

In The Know: Report outlines state’s infrastructure needs | Limiting storm-related utility bill increases | Tribes bringing vaccines to underserved areas

How Oklahoma’s securitization plan intends to limit storm-related utility bills; Tribal mobile health units take COVID-19 vaccinations to underserved rural areas; U.S. COVID cases march higher, hospitalizations up for second week in a row; [More...]

In The Know: Lawmakers continue wrestling with education budget issues | Addressing Oklahoma County jail conditions | 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: Senate has ‘no appetite’ for corporate tax cuts | Getting vaccines to hesitant, hard-to-reach Oklahomans | More

Oklahoma Senate has 'no appetite' for corporate tax cuts, Sen. Greg Treat says; Empty appointments at mass vaccination sites mark a new priority: Hesitant and hard-to-reach Oklahomans; House committee revives legislation banning transgender athletes; Bill targeting teachers' association dues advances in Oklahoma House of Representatives [More...]

In The Know: House committee advances challenge to managed care | Vaccines open to all states | Asking better questions

Gov. Stitt criticizes House Public Health Committee’s challenge to his Medicaid privatization effort; Oklahoma opens COVID-19 vaccinations to all states; T.W. Shannon concerned ‘political pressure’ may be delaying tribal highway projects; [More...]

In The Know: Schools band together against charter school funding proposal | HB2041 is costly, poorly targeted tax cut | More

Oklahoma public school districts band together to fight charter school funding equalization; Legislation to negate state school board decision would send medical marijuana money to some charter schools; Oklahoma will see a jump in COVID-19 cases and deaths reported Wednesday — here's why; [More...]

In The Know: More charter school funding fallout | Lawmakers scrap changes to OHLAP | Earthquake settlement

Charter school funding fallout: Sand Springs, Lawton, Yukon among first districts to consider additional legal action to oppose settlement deal; Lawmakers scrap controversial clawback provision in Oklahoma's Promise bill; Coronavirus in Oklahoma: The Latest; [More...]

In The Know: Some seek tax exemptions due to McGirt decision | Charter school funding settlement challenged | 25% of Oklahomans vaccinate

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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