Health Care

Officials admit: Some on state waiting list may be dead now

Able-bodied adults added due to Medicaid expansion are financially prioritized over individuals with developmental disabilities on the waiting list.

Ray Carter
May 14, 2021
Budget & Tax, Education

Budget plan includes tax cuts, school choice, and savings

Gov. Kevin Stitt and legislative leaders have announced a state budget agreement that cuts taxes for all Oklahomans, increases school-choice opportunities for families, and leaves state government with more than $1 billion in savings.

Ray Carter
May 13, 2021
Education

OKCPS board member decries ‘racism on this board’

According to Oklahoma City School Board member Ruth Veales, the members of the Oklahoma City school board are themselves racist—and have been for years.

Ray Carter
May 13, 2021
Education

School choice offers escape from critical-race-theory harm

Expansion or creation of new school-choice programs, including Education Savings Accounts (ESAs), could help negate the issue of critical race theory.

Ray Carter
May 13, 2021
Higher Education

Coddle culture threatens core freedoms, Piper says

The coddle culture of colleges has now bled out into the broader culture and threatens basic freedoms, according to author and former Oklahoma Wesleyan University President Everett Piper.

Ray Carter
May 12, 2021
Health Care

Hospitals defend rapid-pay system criticized by state audit

Hospital officials are urging lawmakers to reject a Medicaid cost-control plan and instead preserve a rapid-pay system that a state audit indicated has resulted in as much as $845 million in ineligible taxpayer-funded payments to providers.

Ray Carter
May 12, 2021
Budget & Tax

Lottery tickets provide better return than film subsidies

Advocates of supersizing Oklahoma’s film-subsidy program to as much as $50 million annually say the program will provide significant economic benefit to Oklahoma.

Ray Carter
May 11, 2021
Budget & Tax, Health Care

House Medicaid plan ill-advised

House Republicans have voted to further boost the added cost by up to another $277 million per year.

Jonathan Small
May 10, 2021
Budget & Tax, Health Care

Senate Bill 131 bad for taxpayers, Medicaid patients

Beginning July 1, Oklahoma’s Medicaid program will open up eligibility to certain able-bodied adults

Kaitlyn Finley
May 10, 2021
Education, Family & Community

Stitt signs ban on racist teaching

Gov. Kevin Stitt has signed a bill that prohibits public schools from teaching children that “one race or sex is inherently superior to another race or sex.”

Ray Carter
May 7, 2021