Oklahoma Economy

11:30 am
Fri June 21, 2013

StudioTulsa on Health: How Healthy Are Oklahoma Hospitals?

Aired on Thursday, June 20th.
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On this edition of StudioTulsa on Health, guest host Dr. John Schumann speaks with the president and CEO of the Oklahoma Hospital Association, Craig Jones. About one in three Oklahomans lack adequate health insurance across our state; this means that state hospitals end up administering about $500 million in uncompensated care each year. Why is this the case? And can these numbers be changed? Jones also discusses Oklahoma's refusal to expand Medicaid, and how that decision will affect our hospitals --- as well as its impacts on health outcomes and measurements.

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4:52 pm
Wed July 18, 2012

Report: Oklahoma Could Lose Up to 16,000 Jobs with Federal Defense Cuts

If federal defense cuts of roughly $500 billion go through in 2013, Oklahoma could be vulnerable to job losses as high as 16,000 in the state. State Impact Oklahoma has the story...
While Washington, D.C. lawmakers wrangle over taxes, federal budget cuts are looming. If $1.2 trillion in scheduled cuts are triggered in January, Oklahoma could be in line to lose almost 16,000 defense-related jobs over the next 15 months, according to a report prepared for the Aerospace Industries Association.
Local & Regional
8:07 am
Wed July 4, 2012

Treasurer to Assess Oklahoma Finances for Fiscal Year

Ken Miller
State of Oklahoma

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Treasurer Ken Miller is to give his take on how the state fared financially in the just-concluded fiscal year.

Miller is to hold a news conference at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Capitol.

The treasurer says he will release information on the state's economic health based on tax revenue collected in June and throughout last fiscal year.

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Local & Regional
9:59 am
Mon July 2, 2012

Economic Warning Signs Ahead

There are some economic trouble spots being indicated in the latest nine-state mid-America region survey. The survey is complied in Omaha at Creighton University. Supervising the project is Doctor Ernie Goss.

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5:02 pm
Wed June 6, 2012

At the End of the Oklahoma Legislature's 2011-2012 Session, We Offer a Postgame with David Blatt

Aired on Wednesday, June 6th.

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'T adopt a tax-cut plan. Wasn't this the oft-repeated aim of the GOP-controlled House, Senate, and Governor's Mansion?

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1:27 pm
Fri March 30, 2012

Jonathan Willner, an Economist at OCU, Rejects Calls by OK Politicians to Omit the State Income Tax

Aired Friday, March 30th.

Should we --- could we --- really do away with the personal income tax here in Oklahoma? The State Legislature is now considering various proposals to reduce and/or eliminate the state's personal income tax; these proposals are largely based on a study prepared for the Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs by economist (and former Reagan administration economic advisor) Arthur Laffer and his colleagues. But what if this study is, in fact, bogus? That's the claim now being made by a number of well-respected economists across the state.

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