Education

OEA honors House Democrat

The Oklahoma Education Association (OEA) has given an award to state Rep. Jason Dunnington for several bills he filed this year, including one which would have restricted the treatment psychologists can provide to children who identify as transgender.

Ray Carter
June 1, 2020
Health Care

Medicaid expansion the wrong path for Oklahoma

Even before COVID-19, nearly every state that expanded Medicaid under Obamacare drastically underestimated the cost—putting their already-stretched state budgets in a bind.

Kaitlyn Finley
May 28, 2020
Budget & Tax, Education

K-12 school budget built on one-time funding

Gov. Kevin Stitt said the plan set up the state for significant budget challenges next year.

Ray Carter
May 28, 2020
Education

Leader of teacher walkout loses teaching license

One of the chief ringleaders of the 2018 statewide teacher walkout was stripped of his teaching license following his arrest for making lewd proposals to a minor.

Ray Carter
May 28, 2020
Budget & Tax, Education

State’s red tape for private schools may violate federal law

The dispute threatens to impede effective COVID-19 response across Oklahoma.

Ray Carter
May 27, 2020
Health Care, Economy

OKC doctor says shutdown ‘a mass casualty incident’

Americans may be paying for the extended shutdowns for some time as unrelated health issues that are not being treated now continue to emerge.

Mike Brake
May 26, 2020
Law & Principles

Legislature overrides veto, may restrict citizen choice on tag renewal

Lawmakers voted Friday to override Gov. Kevin Stitt’s veto of a tag-agent bill, saying it would increase consumer choice in vendors. But the text of the new law undermines that claim.

Ray Carter
May 22, 2020
Family & Community, Good Government

Transparency fuels profanity at Capitol

During this year’s session OCPA President Jonathan Small had a never-before encountered public experience that really stands out.

Jonathan Small
May 22, 2020