Budget & Tax
State Question 792 brings with it many changes to the state’s alcohol industry, including allowing liquor stores to sell refrigerated beer and allowing grocery stores and gas stations to sell beer higher than 3.2% alcohol by volume. While many Oklahomans will be celebrating this policy change, there’s an important question to ask: How much of the price of cold beer goes to state coffers?
Sobering statistics, moving stories from victims, and policy solutions were discussed during a Sept. 11 interim study on school bullying.
Health Care, Good Government
The HOPE Act, passed earlier this year, updates and improves the process of auditing Medicaid enrollment to stop potential fraud and waste in Oklahoma’s SoonerCare program. The implementation process of the law is underway but is still incomplete.
Energy, Good Government
How did mankind figure out fire without a government program? These days every new technology has backers who insist they are one more government check away from being the next big thing. That was the Solyndra story, and in Oklahoma, it is the story of wind farm companies.