Good Government

Transparency and caution

As session continues, the focus now moves from accountability to transparency.

Jonathan Small
March 22, 2019
Health Care

Medicaid expansion means higher taxes

Many states that expanded Medicaid under Obamacare are now faced with budget shortfalls and must raise revenue through tax increases in order to fund Medicaid expansion for a new entitlement class of able-bodied, working-age adults.

Kaitlyn Finley
March 21, 2019
Higher Education

OCPA still waiting for OU open records

Is the University of Oklahoma a campus rife with racism, hostility to other minority groups, and rampant threats, intimidation, and discrimination? Hopefully not, but there’s no way to tell for certain because the university has failed to respond to requests for details about complaints filed with the school’s bias hotline.

Mike Brake
March 19, 2019
Health Care

Senate Bill 605 is bad policy, no matter where you try it

Oklahoma should reject proposals like state Senate Bill 605 to further expand Medicaid. Similar Medicaid expansion plans have been scrapped in states like Iowa and New Hampshire due to high costs.

Kaitlyn Finley
March 18, 2019

Bills moved forward or enacted this week

This week marked a major deadline for measures moving through the legislative process at the Oklahoma Capitol. Here are some important bills that either cleared the initial hurdle or were enacted into law.

Staff
March 15, 2019
Good Government

Pointless politics

Politics is full of good intentions and well-meaning ideas, so why does government so often stumble?

Jonathan Small
March 15, 2019
Education

Study says Oklahoma charters can deliver more bang for the buck

Top charter schools can deliver more learning per dollar spent, on average, than regular public schools, according to a new study by a former Oklahoma Secretary of Education.

Mike Brake
March 14, 2019
Health Care

Reject Medicaid expansion

Obamacare Medicaid expansion has cost taxpayers 157 percent more than initially projected. Expanding Medicaid in Oklahoma could divert state resources away from Oklahoma’s traditional Medicaid population and cost state taxpayers $374 million each year.

Kaitlyn Finley
March 14, 2019
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