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Newly updated: CountySTATS fact sheets for all 77 Oklahoma counties

Written on November 9, 2015 at 10:02 am, by

What are the top employment sectors in your county? What has been your county's population trend since statehood? How does your county compare for health and educational attainment? You can answer these questions and more with Oklahoma Policy Institute's newly redesigned and updated CountySTATS fact sheets for 2015... Read more

2014 Oklahoma Poverty Profile

Written on October 19, 2015 at 10:07 am, by

Did you know that 1 in 6 Oklahomans lived in poverty last year (annual income below $23,850 for a family of four)? Based on recently-released Census Bureau data, OK Policy's 2014 Poverty Profile breaks down what poverty looks like in our state... Read more

Issue Brief: Community Eligibility Can Help Make Oklahoma Schools Hunger-Free

Written on August 20, 2015 at 3:38 pm, by

With the Community Eligibility Provision, participating schools can eliminate school meals paperwork and serve all students at no charge. Our report explains the program’s benefits and how it works, as well as its potential for Oklahoma schools... Read more

Issue Brief: Barriers to Affordable Housing for Oklahomans with Felony Convictions

Written on July 16, 2015 at 9:32 am, by

Finding affordable housing is one of the most difficult barriers faced by Oklahomans with a felony conviction in their past. Yet Oklahoma's major public housing assistance programs frequently exclude people with felony records, and even those who have been arrested without being charged, from getting help.

FY 2016 Budget Highlights

Written on June 2, 2015 at 10:37 am, by

OK Policy’s annual Budget Highlights issue brief is one of the most informative and accessible ways to track Oklahoma’s public spending. Read more...

Dozens of businesses, non-profits, churches and other organizations call for halting tax cut­­­

Written on May 5, 2015 at 10:03 am, by

“Poor state fiscal policy choices are undoing much of the hard work of our philanthropic sector, businesses, Native nations, non-profit organizations, and faith community to support and improve education, health care, social services, and other critical areas.” ... Read More

Options for a balanced approach to solve Oklahoma’s budget gap

Written on March 17, 2015 at 9:31 am, by

Relying on deeper funding cuts to balance the budget would do serious harm to Oklahoma schools, public safety, and economic well-being. Here are 7 feasible and responsible solutions to close the budget hole without damaging our most important services. Read more...

Use these tools to decipher the Oklahoma Legislature

Written on January 28, 2015 at 10:46 am, by

What's a "shell bill?" How many steps does it take for a bill to become law? Our 2015 Legislative Primer and "What's That?" glossary can answer these questions and more.

Medicaid Expansion’s Track Record Shows It’s a Good Deal for Oklahoma

Written on October 22, 2014 at 9:30 am, by

The successful track record of Medicaid Expansion in states similar to Oklahoma shows that we are making the wrong choice to reject health coverage.

Oklahoma Poverty Profile

Written on October 7, 2014 at 10:37 am, by

The 2013 Oklahoma Poverty Profile is a 2-page fact sheet that displays data and information about poverty in the state through concise and colorful charts and infographics, summarizing key findings from the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey. Just over… Read more