Oklahoma’s health landscape (access required)

A report by a state task force recommending changes to Oklahoma’s health-insurance system included this description: “While Oklahoma has experienced a reduced number of uninsured following the implementation of the ACA, it remains high, and the state continues to struggle ...

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Prosperity district bill gains ground (access required)

By Catherine Sweeney The Journal Record OKLAHOMA CITY – Legislators signed off on two vague bills this session that would create special districts with abnormally lax regulations. As one of the measures moves through committee and onto the floor, the picture ...

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Bill seeks to reduce low-access food areas (access required)

By Catherine Sweeney The Journal Record OKLAHOMA CITY – Some legislators are pushing to help grocery stores help their customers. The Healthy Food Financing Act would create a mechanism to help grocers and small retailers such as convenience stores stock more ...

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Panel OKs supplemental Medicaid funding plan (access required)

By Catherine Sweeney The Journal Record OKLAHOMA CITY – Things are looking up for some of Oklahoma’s Medicaid-dependent seniors and disabled residents. The Joint Committee on Appropriations and Budget voted to grant the supplemental funding needed to keep their services from disappearing. Last ...

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Election dates set for open seats (access required)

OKLAHOMA CITY – Gov. Mary Fallin on Monday ordered special elections to fill the vacancies in Oklahoma Senate District 44, caused by the resignation of Ralph Shortey, and Oklahoma House District 46, caused by state Rep. Scott Martin’s decision to ...

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