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These Aren't the Droids You're Looking For

« on: July 15, 2023, 08:38:05 am »

Overall health in Oklahoma is not okay, with one of the nation's highest rates of drug abuse, and the second-highest rate of people without health insurance. The Sooner State's 1910 abortion ban remains among the strictest in the nation, even after its state supreme court struck down some parts of it, like the provision that required a medical emergency to justify an abortion. The law makes performing an abortion a felony punishable by up to five years in prison, unless the procedure is necessary to preserve the mother's life.

2023 Life, Health & Inclusion Score: 75 out of 350 points (Top States Grade: F)

Strength: Air Quality

Weaknesses: Reproductive Rights, Health, Voting Rights


Texas is #1, fwiw...

Economic Profile

Governor: Kevin Stitt, Republican
Population: 4,019,800
GDP growth (Q1 2023): 2.50%
Unemployment rate (May 2023): 2.80%
Top corporate tax rate: 4.0%
Top individual income tax rate: 4.75%
Gasoline tax: 38.40 cents/gallon
Bond rating (Moody's/S&P): Aa2, Stable/AA, Stable

Economic profile sources: U.S. Census Bureau, U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Federation of Tax Administrators, American Petroleum Institute (including 18.40 cent/gallon federal tax), Moody's Investor Service, S&P Global Market Intelligence

Oklahoma Score and Ranking
CATEGORY    2023 SCORE    2023 RANK    2022 RANK    2023 GRADE
WORKFORCE   193   36   35   D+
INFRASTRUCTURE   214   20   26   B-
ECONOMY   172   30   34   C-
LIFE, HEALTH & INCLUSION   75   49   48   F
COST OF DOING BUSINESS   220   3   2   A+
TECHNOLOGY & INNOVATION   110   38   30   D
BUSINESS FRIENDLINESS   101   21   14   C+
EDUCATION   39   48   47   D-
ACCESS TO CAPITAL   26   25   22   C
COST OF LIVING   44   5   14   A+
OVERALL   1194   41   38   
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