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October 20th, 2017
We’re excited to announce the release of a new book from Oklahoma Policy Institute! Neglected Oklahoma: Voices from the Margins is a collection of nineteen essays written for the OK Policy Blog over four years by Oklahoma City writer and social… Read more
October 20th, 2017
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. What’s going on with the special session? I’m reliably informed that Republican House members, in their caucus… Read more
October 20th, 2017
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 In The… Read more
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Average number of new crimes per year created by Oklahoma policymakers over the last six years.

Source: Manhattan Institute

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“I try my best to always avoid exaggeration, but in this instance, the word ‘catastrophic’ is not hyperbolic. It’s accurate.”

– Mental Health Association Oklahoma CEO Mike Brose on the Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services’ plan to eliminate virtually all outpatient treatment if a budget agreement isn’t reached soon (Source)

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