Medicaid expansion supporters urge Oklahoma lawmakers to act
Oklahoma has the second highest uninsured rate in the country and some of the poorest health outcomes.
One year after the teacher walkout, has education taken a backseat?
Medical marijuana businesses say patient drives are key to access, but state lawmakers want to end it
To get a medical marijuana license in Oklahoma, patients need a recommendation from their doctor — paperwork attesting that, in their medical opinion, a patient would benefit from the drug. But what happens when there’s not a doctor in the area willing to sign off?
Fifteen bills StateImpact is watching in the 2019 Oklahoma legislature
With a huge freshman class and a promise for less gridlock, Oklahoma lawmakers filed more than 2,800 bills this legislative session. With a third of the session now over, the StateImpact team has an update on some bills we’re following.
Bills aim to add training on consent to patchwork of sex education in Oklahoma schools
Oklahoma has the third highest teen pregnancy rate in the nation and studies have shown that comprehensive sex education can help. Two bills filed in the state legislature could widen the optional curriculum without changing sex education.
A preview of the big issues StateImpact is watching in 2019
Here’s a roundup of some of the biggest policy issues on deck for the upcoming year and legislative session.