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Written on April 25, 2017 at 9:46 am, by Gene Perry
Oklahoma’s past contains big successes arising from public investments. In our relatively short history as a state, we've put an end to dust bowls, brought health care to our children, and made big improvements to public schools — and we have solutions to reinvigorate these common goals today. Read more...
Written on February 9, 2017 at 9:27 am, by Gene Perry
At OK Policy, our core mission is to encourage state policy changes that ensure responsible funding of public services and expanded opportunity for all Oklahomans. To that end, we’ve identified a number of policies as top priorities in Oklahoma’s 2017 legislative session. Read more...
Written on January 31, 2017 at 10:46 am, by Gene Perry
Tens of thousands of Oklahomans enter the justice system each year and come out with thousands of dollars in legal financial obligations. For poor Oklahomans, this debt can amount to most of their family’s income, and it often leads to a cycle of incarceration and poverty. Read more...
Written on January 26, 2017 at 9:30 am, by Gene Perry
Whether you are a veteran advocate, a complete novice to Oklahoma politics, or anyone in between, the 2017 Legislative Primer will provide you invaluable information in a concise, user-friendly format. Read more...
Written on January 25, 2017 at 10:45 am, by Carly Putnam
Choosing when and whether to have children is an important decision for Oklahoma families. When families are given more power to plan pregnancies and births, they are shown to attain more education, earn higher incomes, and develop stronger marriages. Read more...
Written on July 25, 2016 at 8:52 am, by Gene Perry
This menu of policies for state lawmakers would help put Oklahoma's finances on a more sustainable path and restore America’s basic bargain for Oklahoma families — that if you work hard, you have a chance to get ahead... Read more
Written on June 7, 2016 at 9:01 am, by Gene Perry
Download the budget highlights as a pdf.
OK Policy’s annual Budget Highlights issue brief is one of the most informative and accessible ways to track Oklahoma’s public spending. Today we’ve released the FY 2017 Budget Highlights, which includes a bullet… Read more
Written on April 27, 2016 at 11:07 am, by Gene Perry
Oklahoma’s massive budget shortfall means that lawmakers face a stark choice. They can choose devastating cuts to public schools, health care, and other essential services. Or they can shore up the state’s finances and invest in a stronger economy and brighter future for Oklahoma. Here’s what you can do to get Oklahoma lawmakers to make the right choice... Read more at Together Oklahoma
Written on April 11, 2016 at 8:41 am, by David Blatt
Without new revenue to close the shortfall, state agencies and school districts face massive budget cuts that will be disastrous for Oklahoma families, businesses, and communities. Here are 16 revenue options worth considering as part of a fair and sustainable budget... Read more
Written on February 1, 2016 at 7:03 am, by Gene Perry
How many bills made it into law last year? What do legislators get paid? Who's in Gov. Fallin's cabinet? As the 2016 legislative session gets underway, our Legislative Primer answers these questions and more... Read more