Family & Community, Good Government

Oklahoma ranks among worst on unemployment payments

If what the government gives, it can take away, some wonder if the reverse holds true. Can the government give back what it takes away?

Ray Carter
April 9, 2020
Good Government

Candidate filing begins amid COVID-19 restrictions

Candidate filing for Oklahoma’s 2020 elections began Wednesday, April 8, under what may be the most unusual circumstances in state history.

Ray Carter
April 9, 2020
Health Care, Family & Community

Short-term insurance plans may help newly unemployed Oklahomans

Thanks to deregulatory action taken by the Trump Administration in 2018, many Oklahomans facing a gap in employment may now take advantage of short-term insurance plans.

Kaitlyn Finley
April 8, 2020
Health Care, Family & Community

Catastrophic rupture

A cardiologist looks at the policy response to COVID-19 and its impact on health and human flourishing

Dwayne A. Schmidt, M.D.
April 8, 2020
Family & Community

Oklahoma’s COVID curve may be flattening

While urging Oklahomans to continue social distancing and warning that weeks of continued effort are still ahead, Gov. Kevin Stitt said today that current restrictions appear to be reducing the spread of the COVID-19 virus in Oklahoma.

Ray Carter
April 7, 2020
Education

How much instruction are Oklahoma school districts providing?

A survey of the online learning dashboards implemented on Monday, April 6, by a number of Oklahoma school districts for the remainder of the virus-canceled 2019-20 school year showed that many are providing little to no student instruction.

Mike Brake
April 7, 2020
Budget & Tax

Lawmakers advance budget bills despite governor’s objection

Members of the Oklahoma Legislature have sent three bills to the governor to address a shortfall in the current state budget, even though an apparent dispute with the governor led to the cancellation of a meeting of the committee that officially certifies shortfalls.

Ray Carter
April 7, 2020
Family & Community

Lawmakers concur with health emergency declaration

Both chambers of the Oklahoma Legislature have voted to grant Gov. Kevin Stitt greater power to respond to the COVID-19 virus outbreak.

Ray Carter
April 6, 2020
Economy, Family & Community

Oklahoma no outlier on ‘shelter in place’

What if Oklahoma instituted a “shelter in place” order to combat the COVID-19 virus and no one noticed?

Ray Carter
April 6, 2020