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Ben Botkin is an accomplished watchdog and beat reporter. Botkin is currently an investigative journalist for Oklahoma Watch, a non-profit news organization. He previously has covered the statehouse and political reporter for the Las Vegas Review-Journal.

Botkin has covered national stories such...

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“It will take several years to evaluate the full effectiveness of these laws, but seeing such a dramatic drop in felony filings is encouraging." - Kris Steele, OCJR chairman
Felony filings in #OK are down 26% in the first six months since State Question 780 took effect, according to Oklahomans for Criminal Justice Reform.
RT @pmonies: NEW: @StepUpOklahoma has released details on the personal income tax portion of its plan, with estimated revenue of… https://t.co/0pmF0J8qgk
RT @jpalmerOKC: I wrote about lunch shaming in May and it's one of the most appalling issues in education I've covered:  http://oklahomawatch.org/2017/05/04/students-sometimes-face-lunch-shaming-when-they-cant-pay/ 
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