Criminal Justice

Bill offers former inmates a fresh start

Oklahoma has the highest incarceration rate in the United States, but state lawmakers are working to reform Oklahoma’s criminal justice system and help former offenders successfully reenter society after their release.

Kaitlyn Finley
February 8, 2019
Good Government

Accountability, strings attached, and ‘you didn’t build that’

Gov. Kevin Stitt’s first State of the State address set a great tone as Oklahoma begins the 2019 legislative session.

Jonathan Small
February 8, 2019
Education

Survey shows support for educational choice measures

Yet another scientific survey of Oklahoma voters has found strong support for educational choice.

Brandon Dutcher
February 7, 2019
Education

Teacher-turned-senator offers bill to provide liability insurance for school employees

An Oklahoma state senator who is also a former teacher wants to create a system of taxpayer-funded liability insurance to protect educators from lawsuits.

Mike Brake
February 6, 2019
Higher Education

Thank you, Clay Bennett

Clay Bennett announced his retirement from the University of Oklahoma Board of Regents this week. His legacy is enormous. It is hardly an understatement to say that Clay Bennett has done more good for OU and for our community as a whole than we will ever realize.

Jonathan Small
February 1, 2019
Good Government

Workers’ comp reforms brought Oklahoma out of the dark ages

In the mid-1990s, Oklahoma remained one of just two states with an antiquated, expensive, adversarial, lawyer-driven court system for handling workers’ compensation cases. And prospects for reform were dim.

Mike Brake
January 31, 2019
Health Care

Free-market health care shakes up industry

New and innovative Direct Primary Care (DPC) provider models and free-market-orientated surgery centers are shaking up the health care industry and saving patients tens of thousands of dollars on services.

Kaitlyn Finley
January 30, 2019