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State Could Lose $115M in Medicaid Funds for Teaching Hospitals

Oklahoma’s two largest safety-net hospitals could lose $115 million a year because the state spent Medicaid dollars on training doctors for well over a decade apparently without approval. Gov. Mary Fallin issued an order for a special session Monday to address the problem.

Inside a Judge’s Rehab: Unpaid Work at a Local Coca-Cola Plant

From Reveal.org: Retired Oklahoma Judge Thomas Landrith is hailed as a hero of criminal justice reform, but he also is involved in a more sinister byproduct of that cause: He started his own rehab work camp where defendants must work full time for free at a local Coca-Cola bottling plant and other companies.

House Approves Plan to Use Broad Cuts, One-Time Savings to Fill Budget Hole

A new budget plan approved by the House of Representatives on Wednesday would cut millions of dollars from dozens of state agencies and use one-time savings to bridge the state’s $215 million budget gap. It is expected to be heard in the Senate later this week. Read this agency-by-agency breakdown to see who’s cut how much.