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December 18th, 2018
Oklahomans know every student needs access to quality public education.  Unfortunately, our state has struggled to uphold this commitment.  While all areas of public education have suffered from slashed education funding over the past decade, budget cuts have hit fine… Read more
December 18th, 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. New from OK… Read more
December 17th, 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. With the appointment of House leadership by Speaker Charles McCall last week, the picture of legislative leadership… Read more
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74%

Percentage of Oklahoma Correctional Officers with less than 5 years experience.

[Source: Oklahoma Department of Corrections]

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“We want fewer people in prison, but we still have a problem of people coming out of prison and not having the opportunity to rebuild their lives.”

-Sen. George Young, D-Oklahoma City, who has authored a bill that would create a pilot program to offer inmates post-release education and rehabilitation services. [Source: NewsOK]

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