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2015 Oklahoma Poverty Profile

Written on November 16, 2016 at 7:19 am, by

610,828 Oklahomans had incomes below the poverty level in 2015. That's 16.1 percent of Oklahoma's population, or about one out of every six Oklahomans. Read more...

An Oklahoma Agenda for Broad-Based Prosperity

Written on July 25, 2016 at 8:52 am, by

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

FY 2017 Budget Highlights

Written on June 7, 2016 at 9:01 am, by

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

#DoSomethingOK Campaign for a Better Budget

Written on April 27, 2016 at 11:07 am, by

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

Oklahoma’s Revenue Options for the Budget Emergency

Written on April 11, 2016 at 8:41 am, by

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

2016 Oklahoma Legislative Primer

Written on February 1, 2016 at 7:03 am, by

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

The Cost of Tax Cuts in Oklahoma

Written on January 12, 2016 at 9:00 am, by

Repeated income tax cuts since the mid-2000s have reduced state revenues by more than $1 billion annually. These cuts are eroding important public services and threatening Oklahoma’s economic well-being... Read more

Fact sheet: Hunger in Oklahoma

Written on November 24, 2015 at 10:38 am, by

The holiday season is a time when many of use will share feasts with our loved ones. Yet hundreds of thousands of Oklahoma still don't always know where their next meal will come from... 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