Budget & Tax

Does Oklahoma’s film tax credit violate the state constitution?

SB 608 may violate parts of the Oklahoma state constitution.

Ryan Haynie
May 7, 2021
Higher Education

Ban on racist stereotyping contrary to OU’s goals, president says

The president of the University of Oklahoma has declared his opposition to a bill that prohibits colleges from requiring students to take any orientation “that presents any form of race or sex stereotyping or a bias on the basis of race or sex".

Ray Carter
May 7, 2021
Budget & Tax, Family & Community

Other states repeal film subsidies

States like West Virginia and Michigan have recently repealed film subsidy programs, claiming that giving film makers millions in subsidies is simply not worth it.

Ray Carter
May 7, 2021
Family & Community

For OKC councilwoman, OCPA Fears Fellowship was ‘food for the soul’

Barbara Young, Oklahoma City's newest councilwoman, attended OCPA's Fears Fellowship, calling it “food for the soul” that ratified and strengthened views she had developed long before her first run for public office.

Mike Brake
May 7, 2021
Health Care

Lawmakers should reject Senate Bill 131

Efforts are underway to block Governor Kevin Stitt’s plan to reform Oklahoma’s Medicaid program and help manage the rising costs of the medical welfare program.

Kaitlyn Finley
May 6, 2021
Higher Education

OU professor plays role in Facebook ban of Trump

A University of Oklahoma law professor is a member of the Facebook Oversight Board that has upheld the platform’s suspension of former President Donald Trump.

Ray Carter
May 6, 2021
Higher Education

Landmark lawsuit targets Christian higher education

One of Oklahoma’s largest faith-based universities is among 25 higher education institutions named in a federal class-action lawsuit recently brought against the U.S. Department of Education.

Staci Elder Hensley
May 6, 2021
Education

Echoes of racist past now heard in modern classrooms

While many thought lessons of racism were a thing of the past, critics say “critical race theory” has revived them in modified form.

Ray Carter
May 5, 2021
Health Care

Oklahoma House seeks to grow state health agency

The Oklahoma House of Representatives recently passed Senate Bill 131, which would greatly increase the size and scope of the Oklahoma Health Care Authority.

Kaitlyn Finley
May 4, 2021
Higher Education

OU students, staff to be graded on ‘antiracism’

A new report issued by the Christopher C. Gibbs College of Architecture (GCA) at the University of Oklahoma reveals that students and staff in the architecture program could soon be evaluated for their support of “anti-racist” beliefs.

Ray Carter
May 4, 2021