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Join the OK Policy team as a paid intern this Summer!

OK Policy is now accepting applications for paid, part-time or full-time internships in our Tulsa office during the Summer 2020 semester! We are a non-partisan think tank working to promote adequate, fair, and fiscally responsible policies and expanded opportunity for… Read more [More...]

Now is the time to fund the School Counselor Corps

Students in Oklahoma experience trauma at higher rates than students in any other state. School-based counselors can help, but there currently are not enough to reach all students in need. [More...]

Medicaid expansion: An opportunity to improve financial health

With 14 percent of residents uninsured, a significant portion of Oklahomans are at risk of incurring financially devastating medical debt. An important yet often overlooked outcome of Medicaid expansion is the positive impact it has on the financial well-being of beneficiaries. [More...]

Now taking applications for the 2020 Oklahoma Summer Policy Institute

“SPI is a place that will inspire you for the future. It's so easy to get discouraged about the state and our policies, but SPI teaches tools to fight the policies that create inequalities. If you need inspiration for the future, go to SPI.” [More...]

Interactive maps show impact of civil service retirees in Oklahoma

In collaboration with the Oklahoma Public Employees Association and with data provided by the state’s five major retirement systems, OK Policy has developed these interactive maps showing the impact retired public employees have in Oklahoma. [More...]

We’re hiring for two new positions – a Storybanker and an Administrative Assistant

UPDATE: OK Policy has extended the deadline for its employment search until March 30 at 5:00 p.m. due to current events related to the coronavirus pandemic. The Oklahoma Policy Institute is hiring for two new positions to support our mission of advancing… Read more [More...]

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...]