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April 25th, 2017

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…

Recent Articles & Reports
April 25th, 2017

Oklahoma is a young state. In the 110 years since statehood — only about four generations of people — we’ve gone through good years and bad, through oil booms and busts, through the Dust Bowl and the long recovery. Many came here with nothing but hope for a better future, and they built the modern communities we live in today.  Continue Reading »

April 25th, 2017

[Download the full report as a pdf.] << Go back to Part 2: Our challenge for today The good news is that Oklahoma does have the resources to reinvest in our communities, but we need to make responsible policy choices to do so. Perhaps because Oklahoma has relatively high poverty rates as a state, or perhaps because the state’s reputation  Continue Reading »

April 25th, 2017

[Download the full report as a pdf.] << Go back to Part 1: What we’ve accomplished as a state These examples from our history shows that Oklahomans can come together to solve big problems through state government. From humble origins at statehood, together we built the institutions and policies that form the essential foundations of our modern economy. The achievements  Continue Reading »