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Featured Report
June 2nd, 2015

OK Policy’s annual Budget Highlights issue brief is one of the most informative and accessible ways to track Oklahoma’s public spending. Read more…

Recent Articles & Reports
July 9th, 2015

Ryan Gentzler is an OK Policy Research Fellow and a Research Associate with the Early Childhood Education Institute. He recently completed his Master of Public Administration degree at the University of Oklahoma. After years of stalled reforms on tax incentives in Oklahoma, the Legislature this year passed a pair of bills that could have a real and positive impact on a growing problem. HB 2182 requires all  Continue Reading »

July 2nd, 2015
Photo by Rachel Tayse / CC BY 2.0

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. Agencies are continuing to craft their FY-2016 budgets based on the legislative appropriations. Both those who believe there is waste in  Continue Reading »

July 1st, 2015

Editor’s note: We came across these two thoughtful takes on the 2015 session, with a particular emphasis on the budget, from Senate Republican Mike Mazzei and House Democrat Ben Loring. Their assessments offer some stark contrasts but also some surprising agreement.  The articles are posted here with the authors’ permission. Sen. Mike Mazzei: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly  Continue Reading »