Health Care

A glide path to more government control

In Oklahoma, there are targeted efforts to expand welfare to hundreds of thousands of able-bodied adults through Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act.  

Kaitlyn Finley
January 16, 2020
Health Care

Indiana’s ‘conservative’ Medicaid expansion proves costly, ineffective

Many Oklahoma Republicans suggest Indiana's expansion of Medicaid, enacted when Vice President Mike Pence was governor of that state, provides a “conservative” alternative to traditional Medicaid expansion. But Indiana’s expansion has been expensive and failed to rein in health costs, end hospital closures, or improve health outcomes.

Ray Carter
January 15, 2020
Education

Tax-credit scholarship program could shape north Tulsa’s future

Crossover Preparatory Academy is a private school serving all-male, primarily black and low-income students. Ensuring there’s a way to pay for local youth to attend the private school is a challenge— that’s where the Oklahoma Equal Opportunity Education Scholarship Act comes in.

Ray Carter
January 15, 2020
Education

Second Oklahoma agency touts education program associated with left-wing activism

For the second time in as many months, an Oklahoma state agency has touted a program that has been criticized for encouraging high school students to engage in political activism on behalf of generally left-wing causes. 

Ray Carter
January 14, 2020
Education

The science of reading and the art of teaching

After decades of trying, one thing is clear: There is nothing we can do to get teachers to do what they don’t want to do. We must empower parents.

Greg Forster, Ph.D.
January 14, 2020
Good Government

Stitt plans significant state deregulation

Gov. Kevin Stitt says he wants to slash state regulations by the end of his term in 2023.

Ray Carter
January 9, 2020
Education

State superintendent refuses to discuss LGBT newsletter at public forum

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Joy Hofmeister is refusing to meet in public with a state lawmaker and citizens concerned about an August Oklahoma State Department of Education newsletter that focused on “best practices” to create a “safe and valued climate for LGBT students.”

Ray Carter
January 8, 2020
Budget & Tax

Reports indicate state economic slowdown

Revenue projections certified by the State Board of Equalization in December showed Oklahoma lawmakers will have little additional money to spend in this year’s legislative session—an increase of just one-tenth of 1 percent.

Ray Carter
January 7, 2020
Education

Tax-credit scholarships help kids find the right fit

What is the Oklahoma Equal Opportunity Education Scholarship program, and why does it matter? Several families who have received scholarships from the program share their life-changing experiences.  

Staci Elder Hensley
January 6, 2020
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