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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. In The News… Read more
June 19th, 2018
We knew the day would come when Oklahoma surpassed Louisiana as the highest-incarcerating state in the highest-incarcerating country in the world. After Louisiana’s legislature passed a sweeping criminal justice reform package in 2017, Oklahoma Corrections Director Joe Allbaugh said that… Read more
June 19th, 2018
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$3.7 billion

Total sales and gross receipts taxes collected by Oklahoma in 2017, nearly 44 percent of all taxes collected by the state.

[2017 Census of Governments]

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“Our university has been operating in the red the last couple of years. One would think it might be wise to go in and increase tuition. Frankly, we’ve been asking our students to pay increase after increase after increase.”

-University of Oklahoma President-designate Jim Gallogly, who said the University will hold tuition flat this year while assessing its financial situation [Journal Record].

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