The 2018 session of the Oklahoma Legislature, which ended Thursday, was one of the most contentious in recent history. But lawmakers’ actions went well beyond teacher pay and tax increases. Here’s a look at how various groups will be affected by what the Legislature did, and didn’t do, this year.
This timeline looks at events leading up to the teacher walkout, the high points of Oklahoma Watch’s coverage and the galvanizing effect the work stoppage had on Oklahoma’s teachers and teachers nationwide.
The Oklahoma State Department of Health and Gov. Mary Fallin set out to reshape strategies for markedly improving Oklahomans’ health. There was just one problem: The money to pay for them started to run out.
What more can Oklahoma do to reduce the tragic toll of prescription painkiller addiction? A state commission is looking for new ideas, and experts here, as well as examples in other states, could help map a strategy.