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OK Policy names new Communications Director

The Oklahoma Policy Institute has named Dave Hamby as its communications director to oversee the organization’s communication and media relations programs. [More...]

Meet OK Policy: Bobby Koolis, Mental Health Policy Fellow

"There's a lot of work that needs to be done in the mental health field, but for that reason, I think Oklahoma is in a great position to innovate how its citizens access mental health treatment and resources." [More...]

Meet OK Policy: D’Marria Monday

As the Northeast Field organizer, I organize within communities to equip people with the tools needed for change. It's important to educate people about the policies impacting our communities and how to advocate for ourselves. [More...]

Oklahoma Policy announces new northeast Oklahoma field organizer

The Oklahoma Policy Institute has hired D’Marria Monday, a Tulsa community advocate and social entrepreneur, to grow its Together Oklahoma chapters in northeast Oklahoma, including the Tulsa metro area.  [More...]

CBPP: State higher education funding cuts have pushed costs to students, worsened inequality

[Image Source: "OSU in the morning" by sringsmuth licensed under CC BY NC ND 2.0] Oklahoma has not been immune from these issues, but the last legislative session saw state lawmakers provide an additional $25.3 million increase, or about 3.3%, in funding for higher education. [More...]

Meet OK Policy: Nicole Poindexter, Outreach and Legislative Liaison

My favorite thing about doing this work is that I get to help change the lives of Oklahomans in real ways. [More...]

Census data confirms we must do more to help Oklahoma children and families

Census data confirms that Oklahoma policymakers must do more to help Oklahoma families get ahead.  [More...]

Black and Latino Oklahoma children are still more likely to live in concentrated poverty

Despite some improvement since the Great Recession, Black and Latino children in Oklahoma are still more likely to live in concentrated poverty according to “Children Living in High Poverty, Low-Opportunity Neighborhoods,” a new KIDS COUNT® data snapshot released today by the Annie E. Casey Foundation.  [More...]

Meet OK Policy: Jacobi Crowley, Southwest Oklahoma Field Organizer

As a Field Organizer, I am able to organize, engage, and educate citizens on current issues throughout the state and local communities. [More...]

Report: Juvenile crime plummets in Oklahoma, but racial and local disparities remain

For Immediate Release Contact: Jessica Vazquez, jvazquez@okpolicy.org, (918) 794-3944 TULSA, Okla. (Sep. 11, 2019) — Rates of serious violent and property crimes by youth have fallen dramatically over the past three decades, according to a report released today by Open Justice Oklahoma,… Read more [More...]