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October 7th, 2014

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 625,000 Oklahomans lived in poverty in 2013, or about one in six state residents.  Download the 2013 Oklahoma Poverty Profile Other blog posts  Continue Reading »

Recent Articles & Reports
July 27th, 2015
Britany Burris

Britany Burris is a senior at Northeastern State University studying Political Science. She is a Disability rights and Deaf rights advocate here in Oklahoma, and she was a 2014 participant in OK Policy’s Summer Policy Institute. On July 26, 1990, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the civil rights law for people with disabilities, was signed into law, making discrimination against people  Continue Reading »

July 23rd, 2015

Derek Wietelman is an OK Policy summer intern. He is an Oklahoma State University student pursuing a double major in statistics and political science, with minors in economics and environmental economics, politics, and policy. Over the past few years, a top priority of Governor Fallin’s administration has been to encourage the use of compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicles in municipal  Continue Reading »

July 22nd, 2015
Photo by U.S. Department of Agriculture / CC BY 2.0

This is an expanded and revised version of an op-ed that ran in The Oklahoman. The Oklahoma Republican Party recently ignited a local and national firestorm with a Facebook post pointing out a so-called irony of signs in national parks warning that feeding animals can create dependence on handouts at a time when a growing number of Americans are receiving  Continue Reading »