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Poverty & Economic Opportunity

Featured Report
November 16th, 2016

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…

Recent Articles & Reports
February 9th, 2017

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…

February 9th, 2017

See the full list of our 2017 policy priorities Download this fact sheet as a pdf Background In Oklahoma, insurance companies have been using credit scores to determine customers’ auto insurance rate. This puts an unfair burden on many Oklahomans who have good driving records but poor credit because of medical debt or other emergencies. It means that a driver  Continue Reading »

February 9th, 2017

See the full list of our 2017 policy priorities Download this fact sheet as a pdf Download a fact sheet: Oklahoma Needs to Reform Payday Lending Background In Oklahoma deferred deposit loans, better known as payday loans, are advertised as a way for people to get emergency funds for a short-term loan. In practice, these loans prey on low-income borrowers  Continue Reading »