Action Items for Oklahoma

Action Items for Oklahoma is a seven part series by Oklahoma Policy Institute. The Action Item reports lay out recommendations for improving the shared prosperity of all Oklahomans while maintaining a fiscally responsible state budget. Future installments will focus on energy, financial security, and jobs.


Tax Reform: Create a 21st Century Revenue System for a 21st Century Economy

Criminal Justice: Increase Safety and Savings with Smart On Crime Reforms

Health Care: Improve Health Outcomes through Smart Investments and Reforms

Education: Target Resources and Reforms to Meet Students’ Real Needs


Gene Perry joined OK Policy in January 2011. He is a native Oklahoman and a citizen of the Cherokee Nation. He graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a B.A. in history and an M.A. in journalism. Gene also serves on the board of the Oklahoma Sustainability Network, is a trustee of the Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence, is a member of Investigative Reporters and Editors, and has chaired the communications advisory committee for the State Priorities Partnership, a nationwide network of state fiscal policy think tanks. He lives in Tulsa with his wife Kara Joy McKee, who is a Tulsa City Councilor.

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