Changes to funding our educational system — especially sweeping changes that could cascade negative fiscal impacts to other state agencies and programs — should be based on reliable data and should include input from Oklahoma parents and caregivers. Here are 10 questions we think lawmakers should be asked about these proposals. (And as with any math problem, lawmakers should be asked to show their work.) [More...]
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“I can’t imagine how different Oklahoma’s political landscape and policies would look if everyone were more informed about the work OK Policy does. I deeply admire the… Read more [More...]
Contact your Senator and ask them to vote NO on HB 1935. Oklahoma families value strong public schools, but HB 1935 would undermine our public schools by offering massive income tax cuts to wealthy households for enrolling their children in… Read more [More...]
To help Oklahomans better understand Oklahoma’s state budget picture — and what we might expect from this year’s legislative budget negotiations — OK Policy is hosting a 2023 State Budget Update online.
2023 State Budget Update
Friday, March 31, 2023… Read more [More...]
Next week, Oklahoma lawmakers will have the opportunity to make Oklahoma roads safer and create nearly $40 miilion in insurance savings for Oklahoma drivers. SB 669 would enable individuals who pay their taxes with an Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN)… Read more [More...]
Written Testimony Presented to the U.S. House Ways and Means Committee
Field Hearing on the “State of the American Economy: The Heartland”
Yukon, Oklahoma | March 7, 2023
Shiloh Kantz, Executive Director for the Oklahoma Policy Institute, was invited to… Read more [More...]
Authors: Cole Allen, Vivian Morris, Gabriela Ramirez-Perez
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Oklahoma’s democracy is inaccessible to many Oklahomans, especially those in historically marginalized communities. We’ve consistently had among the nation’s lowest rates of electoral participation, with only 4 in 10 eligible… Read more [More...]
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OK Policy is now hiring for a Data Analyst. The Data Analyst carries out critical data-driven research projects, using the Open… Read more [More...]
A Better Path Forward: Focus on Transparency (Oklahoma’s Budget Process)
Better Tomorrows: A Landscape Analysis of Oklahoma’s Youth Justice System and Suggested Reforms
Medicaid Expansion in Oklahoma: Year One
Research and Analysis
Medicaid expansion improved access to… Read more [More...]