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February 12th, 2016
Photo by Michael Vadon / CC BY-SA 4.0 Photo by Michael Vadon / CC BY-SA 4.0 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 sign up on his website… Read more
February 12th, 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
February 11th, 2016
Certified Service As part of her effort to close the state’s budget shortfall and avoid devastating cuts, Gov. Mary Fallin has proposed $910.5 million in additional revenues in her FY 2017 Executive Budget. The largest revenue item involves changes to the sales… Read more
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Age-adjusted drug overdose death rate per 100,000 people in Oklahoma in 2014, 10th highest in the US

Source: U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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“While we are contributing more [to the state], it might not seem like it because state tax cuts offset those dollars. As more tribal gaming and car tag dollars go into state coffers, less is invested at the state level. In essence, tribes help fill the gap created by tax cuts. As tribal governments, it’s disappointing to see our investments in education eroded by the state budget process as we are trying to build a better future within our communities.”

– Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Bill John Baker (Source)

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