Oklahoma Hospitals Sue Thousands Each Year Over Unpaid Medical Bills

An Oklahoma Watch review of court records since 2016 found that dozens of hospitals across the state have filed at least 22,250 lawsuits against their former patients over unpaid medical bills. In many of those cases, the hospitals have garnished wages to collect anywhere from a few hundred dollars to more than $10,000.

Did Lobbying Efforts Influence Spending on School Panic Button?

A $3 million taxpayer-funded program will soon give schools across the state access to a relatively untested “panic button” app that can alert authorities and staff if there is an active shooter or other emergency. Approval came after company officials lobbied for the app at the State Capitol.