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August 26th, 2016
Lake Sardis photo by Thomas & Dianne Jones / CC BY 2.0 Lake Sardis photo by Thomas & Dianne Jones / CC BY 2.0 Steve Lewis served as Speaker of the Oklahoma House of Representatives from 1989-1991. He currently practices law in Tulsa and represents clients at the Capitol. You can find… Read more
August 26th, 2016
In-The-Know In The Know is your daily briefing on Oklahoma policy-related news. Inclusion of a story does not necessarily mean endorsement by the Oklahoma Policy Institute. Click here to subscribe to In The Know and see past editions. Today In The… Read more
August 25th, 2016
P1020339 Do you want to learn more about the state budget, criminal justice reform, poverty, and other critical policy issues affecting our state? If so, you’re in luck: registration is now open for OK Policy’s second Fall Policy Boot Camp (FallPol).… Read more
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82%

Percentage of those who died from opioid overdoses in Oklahoma who were white, non-Hispanic in 2014. White, non-Hispanic Oklahomans are 66.5% of the state’s population.

Source: Kaiser Family Foundation

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“Consider: There would be no need for State Question 779 – the proposed 1-percent sales tax hike for education – if the Legislature had done its job, making the tough decisions on taxes and tax breaks. Consider: There would be no need for State Questions 780 and 781 if the Legislature had acted on what nearly every member swears is a priority: criminal justice reform. Consider: There would be no need for State Question 776 if the Legislature had tackled the state’s problems with the death penalty, either abolishing it or settling on new, constitutionally acceptable procedures for carrying it out.”

– Arnold Hamilton, editor of the Oklahoma Observer, in his Journal Record column (Source)

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