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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
August 21st, 2015
Photo by Lukas Vermeer / CC BY-NC-SA 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. Last week’s Oklahoma Healthcare Authority (OHCA) planning retreat provided a wealth of thinking about how to work through the next few years.   Continue Reading »

August 18th, 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. Last May, U.S. Senators Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) and Brian Schatz (D-HI) held a press conference to introduce a bill that would set a price of $45  Continue Reading »

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 »