Over the past year, I spent time analyzing data on how state lawmakers targeted Oklahoma’s initiative petition process after an uptick in successful state questions and how a Republican tax cut plan would eliminate $100 million in education funding. And I traveled to Adair County in eastern Oklahoma to learn how the Oklahoma Department of Human Services’ decision to close dozens of offices would affect access to critical welfare services for some of the state’s most vulnerable residents and poorest communities. 

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