A commission appointed by state leaders to ferret out wasteful spending and ineffective practices by state agencies has gotten its first recommendations from private auditors it hired. But a summary of 61 draft proposals obtained by Oklahoma Watch suggests the auditors aren’t pushing for any sweeping changes.
Watch a vigorous debate over State Question 794, which would amend the Oklahoma Constitution to extend and reinforce the rights of crime victims. The Oklahoma Watch-Out forum featured District Attorney Brian Hermanson and Appellate Defense Attorney Katrina Conrad-Legler.
The teacher walkout and wave of educators filing to run for political office in Oklahoma this year reflects a national trend. A series by The Guardian, being republished in part by Oklahoma Watch, examines the reasons behind the surge in teacher activism.
In this short video, find out what State Question 794 proposes on crime victims’ rights, including some pros and cons. This “Marsy’s Law” measure, which would amend the Oklahoma Constitution, will be on the Nov. 6 ballot.
A handful of small Oklahoma cities have become owners of dozens of Oklahoma nursing homes across the state in the past 15 months, hoping to tap into a federal program that will bring them millions of dollars. Can they ensure quality of care?
Political spending by secretive groups that are allowed to hide their donors have already spent what is likely a record amount this year to influence Oklahoma political races. The spending is expected to surge in the weeks leading up to the November election.
Oklahoma Watch, in conjunction with the League of Women Voters of Oklahoma, is rolling out a video series to promote voter engagement during the 2018 general-election campaign. Today: a one-minute look at the race for attorney general.