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In The Know: Corrections Director abruptly resigns; new Medicaid expansion awareness campaign; more women dying in pregnancy…

Department of Corrections Director Joe Allbaugh abruptly resigns. Medicaid expansion campaign enters informational stage. Oklahoma Supreme Court to hear arguments over Medicaid petition. In Oklahoma, pregnancy for black women can be a matter of life and death. [More...]

In The Know: OK health system ranked next-to-worst; origin of opioid crisis; fiscal year revenue in ‘strong position’…

Oklahoma's health system among the nation's worst, study finds. Opioid epidemic expert testifies about how Johnson & Johnson impacted crisis. The origin of Oklahoma’s opioids crisis. May general revenue report projects state to finish fiscal year in a 'strong position'. [More...]

In The Know: College graduates leave Oklahoma; OKC jail trust elects chair; Parole Board implementing reform…

More college graduates are choosing to leave Oklahoma. Oklahoma County jail trust elects chairwoman, hears report on jail conditions. Pardon and Parole Board discusses implementing new criminal justice reform law. Marketing expert recommends $285 million marketing campaign to help abate Oklahoma's opioid epidemic. [More...]

In The Know: Medical providers defend Medicaid expansion; stripped-down health plans; Stitt blocks agency lobbyists…

Medicaid expansion would cut uninsured rate, keep hospitals open, Oklahoma medical providers say. A boon for the uninsured or a path to financial crisis? Governor orders state entities not to use lobbyists without permission. Economic activity, state revenues grew in May. [More...]

In The Know: FY 2020 Budget Highlights; Higher ed cuts hit regional universities; Stitt ends state agency lobbying contracts…

New analysis of Oklahoma’s FY 2020 state budget. End-of-session health care round-up. Oklahoma's higher education cuts have hit harder at regional universities. Stitt to end $1.5 million in state agency lobbying contracts. [More...]

In The Know: GPT increase fuels revenue boom; public education progress; wide-ranging flood damage…

Increased gross production taxes are fueling state’s revenue boom. Some Improve Our Tulsa money could go to fix flood damage, mayor says. 'We are with you,' Vice President Mike Pence tells local flood victims, volunteers. [More...]

In The Know: Assisted living CEO made DHS director; floods costing $2 million-plus; heroin overdose deaths spike…

Stitt hires assisted living CEO as Oklahoma DHS director. Okla. transportation director says floods costing $2 million-plus. Warning issued as heroin-related overdose deaths spike across state. [More...]

In The Know: Ed Lake out as Oklahoma DHS director; opioid manufacturers targeted veterans; lawmakers get new budget office…

Oklahoma Department of Human Services director replaced. Vaccines become untouchable issue in Oklahoma politics. Opioid manufacturer's sales team targeted high prescribers of opioids for top marketing efforts. Oklahoma opioid prescriptions, overdoses by the numbers. [More...]

In The Know: Oklahoma ranks 3rd in poor bridges; Medicaid opponents want to bar views of doctors; hundreds to leave prison…

Report ranks Oklahoma third in nation in poor bridges. Medicaid expansion opponents seek to bar views of medical providers in court case. State turns focus onto J&J sales efforts. Hundreds to be released from prison under new state law. [More...]

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