A Look at the State Budget, Trim by Trim

The Legislature approved a fiscal 2018 appropriated budget totaling $6.9 billion, which is basically the same as last year’s. Among 68 agencies or entities listed, 53, or more than three-fourths, saw their budgets shaved or held flat.

Forum Video: Effects of State Budget Decisions on Children

Three leaders involved in children’s issues talk about the implications of state budget decisions on the lives of young people. Guests included state Sen. AJ Griffin, Oklahoma Institute for Child Advocacy CEO Joe Dorman, and Oklahoma Commission on Children and Youth Director Lisa Smith.

‘Watch-Out’ Video: The Widespread Problem of Hunger

Hunger in Oklahoma was the focus of an “Oklahoma Watch-Out” public forum, featuring Hunger Free Oklahoma Executive Director Chris Bernard; Katie Fitzgerald, CEO of the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma, and Leon Hill, Oklahoma City Public Schools executive director of operations services.

Cynthia Armstrong: On Behalf of Animals

The Oklahoma director of the Humane Society of the United States talks about how she became an animal welfare advocate, the state’s biggest issues with animal maltreatment, and what laws need to change or be approved.