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In The Know: Oklahoma can save millions through parole reform; controversial rule dropped from Health Care Authority agenda; teacher raises advance in committee…

Gov. Stitt can save Oklahoma millions through parole reform. Support staff pay raise and restoring cuts is key to improving Oklahoma’s schools. Controversial rule dropped from Health Care Authority agenda. Teacher raises advance in Oklahoma House with unanimous committee vote. [More...]

In The Know: Youth movement on OKC Council; 30,000 Oklahoma teachers have left in 6 years; House leader promises more higher ed funding…

Cooper, Hamon continue youth movement on Oklahoma City Council. Voters keep late Edmond mayor on ballot for general election, select new Norman mayor. Voters OK school bond issues in Edmond, Norman. 30,000 Oklahoma teachers have left profession in the past 6 years, report shows. House leader promises additional funding for higher education. [More...]

In The Know: Plan would end health coverage over returned mail; auditors want to send collection agency after unpaid fees; coalition wants clearer standard for drug charges…

Plan would terminate health coverage over returned mail. Auditors tell prosecutors to send collection agency after unpaid fees. Coalition wants standard definition of possession with intent to distribute. Voters consider school bond issues, city council and mayor races. [More...]

In The Know: Supplemental funding requests top $31M; county jail not safe for mental health; most prosecutors increase property forfeitures…

While Stitt seems more funding for parole board, his appointments could have more impact. County jail not safe for mental health court participants, judge says. Most prosecutors saw increase last year in forfeited cash and property, though total statewide seizures decreased. Oklahoma's final education budget could include more classroom spending than Gov. Stitt proposed. [More...]

In The Know: Walkout message not being heard; Stitt looks for diversity in next OU regent; permitless carry gun bill sails through committee…

Stitt says business savvy, diversity are priorities in search for new OU regent. Gov. Kevin Stitt reaffirms pro-life stance, declaring 'life begins at conception' during Rose Day address. Permitless carry gun bill sails through Oklahoma committee. Medical marijuana working group to consider several outstanding issues. Bill aims to stop stalled trains at intersections. [More...]

In The Know: Where Stitt stands on Medicaid expansion; State Treasurer warns of economic slowdown; DAs push back on justice reform…

Stitt seeks more transparency for his own office funding. More clarity sought on where Stitt stands on Medicaid expansion. State Treasurer Randy McDaniel warns of economic slowdown. Criminal justice reform bill sees pushback from district attorneys. [More...]

In The Know: Bill would delay Pre-K eligibility; annotating Stitt’s ‘State of the State’; legislators push for mandatory 5-day school week…

Delaying Pre-K would be a step back for Oklahoma’s children. Democratic agenda includes issues key to red rural Oklahoma. Annotating Stitt's 'State of the State' speech. Officials seek higher wages for all state employees. [More...]

In The Know: Governor unveils first budget proposal; nursing homes push for funding; Oklahoma ranked low for LGBTQ equality…

Stitt pushes flat agency appropriations, modest increase for education, money to savings. Oil and gas group vows to support Gov. Stitt’s state goals. No Time to Read: How the Oklahoma State Legislature does the impossible. Advocates say expanding Medicaid would greatly benefit Oklahoma children. [More...]

In The Know: Session starts today; growth estimate for state budget expected to drop; justice reform agenda announced…

Oklahoma's legislative leaders look for less fighting, more problem-solving in session that starts today. Growth figures for state budget expected to drop. New challenges, including a budget surplus, face the 2019 Legislature. Criminal justice reform coalition announces legislative agenda. [More...]

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