David Blatt http://kwgs.org en A Detailed Preview of the Oklahoma Legislature's Upcoming Session with Noted Analyst David Blatt http://kwgs.org/post/detailed-preview-oklahoma-legislatures-upcoming-session-noted-analyst-david-blatt <p>The Oklahoma Legislature will convene for this year's session on Monday, February 3rd, at noon. Which issues, both greater and lesser, will our state's lawmakers be focused on throughout 2014? We explore that multi-faceted question on this edition of StudioTulsa; our guest is David Blatt, executive director of the OK Policy Institute, which is "a non-partisan independent policy think-tank" you can learn more about <a href="http://okpolicy.org/">here</a>. Fri, 31 Jan 2014 19:27:41 +0000 Rich Fisher 53714 at http://kwgs.org A Detailed Preview of the Oklahoma Legislature's Upcoming Session with Noted Analyst David Blatt New Report: "A Well-Educated Workforce Is Key to State Prosperity" http://kwgs.org/post/new-report-well-educated-workforce-key-state-prosperity <p>Our guest on this edition of ST is Peter Fisher, research director at the Iowa Policy Project, who co-wrote a <a href="http://www.epi.org/publication/states-education-productivity-growth-foundations/">recently published paper</a>, "A Well-Educated Workforce Is Key to State Prosperity," for the Economic Analysis and Research Network. Tue, 03 Sep 2013 20:23:56 +0000 Rich Fisher 45584 at http://kwgs.org New Report: "A Well-Educated Workforce Is Key to State Prosperity" Gov. Fallin Declines the Expansion of Medicaid in Oklahoma: A Reaction from the OK Policy Institute http://kwgs.org/post/gov-fallin-declines-expansion-medicaid-oklahoma-reaction-ok-policy-institute <p>On this installment of ST, we are discussing Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin's recent decision not to join the Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act. Wed, 21 Nov 2012 21:03:52 +0000 Rich Fisher 29930 at http://kwgs.org Gov. Fallin Declines the Expansion of Medicaid in Oklahoma: A Reaction from the OK Policy Institute At the End of the Oklahoma Legislature's 2011-2012 Session, We Offer a Postgame with David Blatt http://kwgs.org/post/end-oklahoma-legislatures-2011-2012-session-we-offer-postgame-david-blatt <p>The second regular session of the 53rd Oklahoma Legislature (2011-2012) was recently adjourned. (The state legislature will convene for its first regular session of the 54th Oklahoma Legislature [2013-2014] on January 8th, 2013.) With the session now over, many citizens are wondering why the legislature DIDN&#39;T adopt a tax-cut plan. Wasn&#39;t this the oft-repeated aim of the GOP-controlled House, Senate, and Governor&#39;s Mansion? Wed, 06 Jun 2012 22:02:22 +0000 Rich Fisher 20064 at http://kwgs.org At the End of the Oklahoma Legislature's 2011-2012 Session, We Offer a Postgame with David Blatt