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

Stitt: Oklahoma can be national leader on COVID

Twenty days into the state’s reopening, Gov. Kevin Stitt said Oklahoma is on pace to enter the final phase of that process by June 1 and could be a national leader.

Ray Carter
May 14, 2020
Budget & Tax, Economy

Don’t hit businesses on UI experience rating

As Oklahoma begins the slow process of reopening, policy solutions for consumers and businesses will be needed to jumpstart the economy. With Oklahoma unemployment reaching record numbers, lawmakers must focus on making hiring easier for businesses. One way would be to suspend any increases to experience rating for businesses paying unemployment insurance (UI) taxes.

Curtis Shelton
May 8, 2020
Economy, Family & Community

Health emergency extended, but lawmakers say change is needed

Both chambers of the Oklahoma Legislature voted Tuesday during special session to extend the state declaration of a “catastrophic health emergency” (CHE) for another 30 days.

Ray Carter
May 5, 2020
Economy, Family & Community

Reopen, recover, rebuild

We've compiled a list of three dozen COVID-era policy prescriptions to protect taxpayers and get Oklahoma moving again.

May 5, 2020