Defending proposed bill, senator says program for low-income pregnant women shouldn’t benefit undocumented immigrants

In a press release sent out to reporters on Thursday evening, Sen. Paul Scott, R-Duncan, said he filed the bill because he hoped to "stop state funds from providing healthcare to pregnant illegal immigrants."
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Have you worked or been in a work-based rehab you think might have committed wrongdoing? Let us know here and we'll follow up on it.
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Working for sobriety: Recovery program took some clients’ disability pay

Oklahoma City government uses an unlicensed work recovery program as a source of cheap labor. Some former clients say the program was more focused on keeping their wages instead of helping them with sobriety.
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Proposed bill would eliminate Medicaid program for low-income pregnant women

The Soon-to-Be-Sooners program provided pregnancy and maternity services to about 9,800 women in fiscal year 2018, according to data provided by the Oklahoma Health Care Authority.
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Tulsa jail receives DNA kits for arrestees, but timeline for their use remains unclear

The process of collecting DNA from recent arrestees could begin "in the coming months," according to a spokeswoman for the jail.
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