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In The Know: Federal highway funds to Oklahoma to be reduced beginning August 1st

In The Know is a daily synopsis of Oklahoma policy-related news and blogs. Inclusion of a story does not necessarily mean endorsement by the Oklahoma Policy Institute.

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Quote of the Day 7/8/2014

“It is not just about being fiscally responsible, but also about redeeming lives through faith-based programs, keeping families together and turning more ex-offenders into productive, taxpaying citizens. Moreover, for nonviolent offenders, watching television and receiving ‘three hots and a cot’ in prison does far less to advance personal responsibility than paying restitution to the victim, performing community service, holding a job and paying child support.”

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97,617

Number of Oklahoma K-12 students that qualified for special education programs during the 2011-12 school year.
Source: Oklahoma Educational Indicators Program.
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2014 Immigration Session Roundup

President Barack Obama kicked off 2014 with a strong statement of support for immigration reform, declaring, “It is time to heed the call of business leaders, labor leaders, faith leaders, and law enforcement – and fix our broken immigration system.” In the months since the State of the Union Address, the frustrating stagnation in Congress has led many to become disheartened with the prospect of federal reform. Though a great deal of focus on immigration reform has been at the federal level, states have continued to make progress while the matter is considered by Congress

Invalidated appropriation leads to $6.7 million budget cut

Attorney General Scott Pruitt
The state’s new fiscal year began on July 1st with most state agencies funded slightly worse than they had originally expected.

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Quote of the Day 7/7/2014

“The sad truth is that the state budget has become dependent on using one-time funds in good times and bad. Oklahoma’s economy has been expanding for more than three years, yet legislators tapped nearly $1 billion in nonrecurring revenues over that period — some appropriately so, but most not — to spend more than the amount certified.”
- Oklahoma state treasurer Ken Miller, speaking out against the overuse of one-time funds and cuts to recurring revenues in the state budget (Source: http://bit.ly/1jXUlT1)

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25 minutes

Average wait for emergency room patients in Oklahoma before they are seen by a doctor.
Source: ProPublica.
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In The Know: Hearings for thousands of injured workers delayed

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The Weekly Wonk July 6, 2014

The Weekly Wonk is a summary of Oklahoma Policy Institute’s events, publications, blog posts, and coverage. Numbers of the Day and Policy Notes are from our daily news briefing, In The KnowClick here to subscribe to In The Know. Because The Weekly Wonk was on hiatus last weekend, this edition features links and information from the past two weeks.

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Opportunity Missed: the Prescription Monitoring Program in Oklahoma

Photo by Hiii Fiii used under a Creative Commons license

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