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Featured Report
March 13th, 2014

As part of the Together Oklahoma coalition, OK Policy has developed four top priority issues for this year’s Legislative session. These priorities have been identified as practical, politically achievable steps to move us toward lasting, broad-based prosperity. One of these priorities is to restore education funding. In the last five years, Oklahoma’s per pupil investment in common education fell more than twenty percent. This was the  Continue Reading »

Recent Articles & Reports
February 4th, 2016
Photo by Lori Semprevio / CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

Over 1,700 bills and resolutions have been introduced for the 2016 legislative session, along with an equal number of measures from last session that remain alive and could still be considered this year. Despite the  plethora of legislation, there is little doubt that this session will be dominated by debates over how to address the state’s massive budget shortfall, which  Continue Reading »

January 18th, 2016
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Camille Landry is a writer, activist, and social justice advocate who lives in Oklahoma City.  This post is part of our “Neglected Oklahoma” series, which tells the stories of Oklahomans in situations where the basic necessities of life are hard to come by.  These are real people and their stories are true (names have been changed to protect privacy). William is  Continue Reading »

December 18th, 2015
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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 to receive the Capitol Updates newsletter by email. Sen. Patrick Anderson, R-Enid, who will serve his last year in the legislature next year because of term limits, has proposed a  Continue Reading »