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(April 20, 2021) - Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt today signed House Bill 1679, known as “The Sarah Stitt Act,” into law. The bipartisan legislation will equip formerly incarcerated people with crucial state documentation that will help them find employment and stable housing upon reentry.
(March 19, 2021) - In a procedural move, the Oklahoma Health Care Authority board narrowly voted to merge a global software company’s existing contract into its new one to develop a statewide health information exchange.
(Feb. 2, 2021) - "Humana is honored to have been chosen to serve Oklahomans covered under the state’s new Medicaid managed care program,” said Humana Medicaid President John Barger. “We look forward to partnering with the state to bring forward an individualized approach to care that considers the physical and mental well-being of beneficiaries, as well as the critical social determinants that impact the population."
(Jan. 31, 2021) - Gov. Kevin Stitt and state health leaders announced Friday the Oklahoma Health Care Authority will contract with four companies to manage care for more than 700,000 Medicaid beneficiaries in what will be a major overhaul of Oklahoma’s Medicaid program
(Jan. 26, 2021) - Denver’s Ovintiv Mid-Continent Inc. proved there’s still a lot of oil to be found in Oklahoma’s STACK play as the company filed completion reports on four late-2020 wells with combined total production of 4,164 barrels of oil a day. The four big-producing wells, drilled on a single pad in Kingfisher County at 15 15N 8W several miles northwest of Okarche had spud dates of February 2020.
(Dec. 23, 2020) - Orion Health has been selected to provide support for Oklahoma’s new Health Information Exchange (HIE) in an effort to improve patient care. HIE will increase access to information at the point of care and enable greater sharing of health information between authorized doctors, hospitals and patients.
(Nov. 2, 2019) - On Friday, Francis Renewables, a company that got its start in solar, announced it is nearing the completion of a multimillion-dollar project it has been working on for years that is adding about 250 fast chargers for electric vehicles at 110 locations geographically spread throughout Oklahoma.
(May 7, 2019) - Sweeping legislation that removes so-called "good character" provisions from all of Oklahoma's occupational licensing laws cleared the state legislature this week in near unanimous fashion. Republican Gov. Kevin Stitt is expected to sign the bill.
(Feb. 24, 2016) - Over the objection of a limousine association, the Oklahoma Corporation Commission approved rules Tuesday that flesh out the state's new law over ride-sharing apps such as Uber and Lyft. The commission voted 3-0 to approve the rules and send them to the Legislature and Gov. Mary Fallin for final adoption.
(Nov. 5, 2015) - Two programs for Oklahoma foster children are getting a boost from a $4.8 million philanthropic donation, the Department of Human Services announced Wednesday. The gift is being made by the Sue Ann Arnall though her Arnall Family Foundation. Arnall has designated $2.8 million to help expand Youth Villages' YVLifeSet program for foster youth who are aging out of the system.