Oklahoma Treasurer Todd Russ criticized one of the state’s biggest pension systems for taking an exemption for investments under a new energy boycott law. His office still does business with two of the firms on the list.
According to the Department of Justice’s Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, the national poverty rate of two parent households in 2021 was 9.5%. This is less than the recorded poverty rate among single parent households, 31.7%, and the…Keep reading
As of November 4, 2023, Oklahoma has the second-highest COVID-19 death rate in the nation, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Since January 1, 2020, Oklahoma’s total deaths per 100,000 from COVID-19 has been 429.9, equating to…Keep reading
Oklahoma is ranked 44th out of 52 in the “Best States to Work Index” of 2023, according to Oxfam, an international nonprofit organization specializing in poverty and economic injustice. Oxfam’s index ranks the laws of all 50 states, the District…Keep reading
By the 2024-25 school year, all of Oklahoma’s 471 public high schools will be required to offer at least four A.P. courses. Only one quarter of high schools met that bar last school year, according to an Oklahoma Watch analysis…Keep reading
A law change to allow any elected official to visit any prison during normal business hours would boost accountability, State Rep. Justin Humphrey says.Keep reading
Oklahoma’s superagency that handles information technology, budgeting, employee management and state office buildings has little budget transparency of its own and needs to do a better job of responding to agencies it provides services, a legislative oversight report concludes.Keep reading