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10 questions every Oklahoman should be asking lawmakers about private school vouchers, tax credits

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...]

2023 Oklahoma Summer Policy Institute Applications are Now Open

Oklahoma Summer Policy Institute 2023; A program of the Oklahoma Policy Institute; Deadline to apply: Friday, May 12 UPDATE: Registration deadline extended to Friday, May 12, 2023.   – – – “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...]

ACT NOW to protect our public schools – Urge NO vote on HB 1935

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...]

2023 State Budget Update from OK Policy (Online)

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...]

ACT TODAY! Help lower insurance rates and make Oklahoma roads safer (March 16, 2023)

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...]

In What Ways Can the Federal Government Make the Economy Work For Oklahomans?

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...]

The 2022 Midterms reveal our democracy is still inaccessible to many Oklahoma voters

Authors: Cole Allen, Vivian Morris, Gabriela Ramirez-Perez – – – 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...]

We’re hiring for a Data Analyst (Fall 2022)

NOTE: This position search has closed.  — Visit our Jobs & Internships page to view the latest job and internship opportunities. 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...]

2022 in Review

  Reports 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...]

Join our team as a Communications Associate

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