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January 22nd, 2018
In The Know is your daily briefing on Oklahoma policy-related news. Inclusion of a story does not necessarily mean endorsement by the Oklahoma Policy Institute. Click here to subscribe to In The Know and see past editions. Today is the… Read more
January 19th, 2018
What’s up this week at Oklahoma Policy Institute? The Weekly Wonk shares our most recent publications and other resources to help you stay informed about Oklahoma. Numbers of the Day and Policy Notes are from our daily news briefing, In… Read more
January 19th, 2018
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. There were significant developments this past week regarding the budget crisis. A group of about 70 business… Read more
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Number of juveniles arrested for possession of marijuana in Oklahoma in 2016, approximately 8.7% of all juvenile arrests in Oklahoma.

Source: Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation

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“My oldest son loved being around students, went on church mission trips, was a summer sponsor for church camp and volunteer coach; he is the kind of person we need around kids…At 20 years old, teaching became a non-option for him. How many times does that happen?”

– Corey Holland, Assistant Principal of Cache Public Schools, on one of the most difficult to measure effects of low teacher pay in Oklahoma – deterring potential new teachers from pursuing teaching as a career (Source)

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