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Five reasons you shouldn’t contribute to OK Policy

We usually love to list all the reasons we believe you should support our work here at the Oklahoma Policy Institute with a tax-deductible contribution. However, we like to reflect at the end of every year, and share a reminder that other people may believe differently. Here are five things you may believe that should lead you to not contribute to OK Policy.  [More...]

Deductible/High-Deductible Health Plan

A deductible is an amount that someone with health insurance (or other insurance) is required to pay for most services before the insurance provider begins to cover the cost. Deductibles are generally set over an annual period. For example, if… Read more [More...]

Join the team as a Data Analyst

Visit our Jobs & Internships page to view the latest job and internship opportunities. Data Analyst The Oklahoma Policy Institute is currently hiring for a Data Analyst to carry out critical data-driven research projects, using the Open Justice Oklahoma database to turn… Read more [More...]

A Better Path Forward: A Budget and Tax Roadmap for Oklahoma

A Better Path Forward is a comprehensive report from the Oklahoma Policy Institute detailing how the state cut nearly a quarter of the state’s budget capacity and the implications of those decisions. More importantly, the report includes a menu of… Read more [More...]

New OK Policy paper addresses how to strengthen state revenue, make tax system fairer

A Better Path Forward – Report Release and Conversation will be livestreamed via the embedded video above and via OK Policy’s social media channels on Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter starting at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 27. The event will be archived… Read more [More...]

Join the team as a Communications and Operations Fellow

The Oklahoma Policy Institute is currently hiring for a Communications and Operations Fellow. The Communications and Operations Fellow supports the organization’s external communications and development objectives. [More...]

An open letter to Gov. Stitt: This is a public health emergency

Contact Gov. Stitt • 405-521-2342  • Email Dear Gov. Stitt:  Health officials statewide have been urgently raising the alarm that our communities need to take action to help protect Oklahomans’ health and safety from COVID-19, especially for our youngest children… Read more [More...]

Happy birthday to the minimum wage

The last time the national minimum wage was raised was in 2007, with the wage increase taking effect on July 24, 2009. A minimum wage is meant to ensure a minimum standard of living for each employee — particularly entry-level… Read more [More...]

Join the team as a Regional Organizer for Together Oklahoma

Under the leadership of the Legislative & Outreach Director, the Regional Organizer provides structured leadership in the development and implementation of community-based advocacy actions that further policy goals identified by OK Policy, and works closely with Together Oklahoma (TOK) chapters, the grassroots advocacy arm of Oklahoma Policy. [More...]

OK Policy expands policy, data work through new hires, realignment

The Oklahoma Policy Institute has hired four new staff members to expand its work in child well-being, health care and revenue, and data analysis, as well as elevated two staff members to take new organizational roles, including helping manage policy… Read more [More...]