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Public Charge

Public charge is a term used by U.S. immigration officials to refer to a person who is considered primarily dependent on the government for subsistence, as demonstrated by either receipt of public cash assistance for income maintenance or institutionalization for… Read more [More...]

Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust (TSET)

TSET is an endowment trust established with payments from the 1998 Master Settlement Agreement (MSA) between 46 states and the tobacco industry. In November 2000, with passage of State Question 692, Oklahoma became the first and only state to direct… Read more [More...]

This Constitution Day, remember what counts

Over 230 years ago, the authors of the American constitution understood the importance of the Census. The Census is no less important today. [More...]

Affordable Care Act

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) – formally known as the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and often referred to as Obamacare – is the landmark health care legislation passed by Congress during  the Obama Administration in 2010. The two… Read more [More...]


Property tax rates are set in mills. A mill is $1 in tax for every $1,000 in taxable value. For convenience in Oklahoma, a tax rate (the sum of all mills levied) is expressed as dollars per thousand dollars of… Read more [More...]

FMAP (Federal Medicaid Assistance Percentage)

FMAP (Federal Medicaid Assistance Percentage) is the share of Medicaid expenditures paid by the federal government. Medicaid is funded through a combination of federal and state dollars. The standard federal share is determined by a mathematical formula, laid out in… Read more [More...]

Oklahoma Policy Institute is endorsing State Question 802. Here’s why

By endorsing SQ 802, we will stand with our longstanding partners, allies, and funders in promoting this nonpartisan effort to expand access to health coverage. [More...]

OK Policy adds Outreach and Legislative Liaison, Senior Field Organizer to advocacy team

OK Policy is excited to announce that Nicole Poindexter has joined the organization as a full-time Outreach and Legislative Liaison and that Kyle Lawson has been promoted to a new position as Senior Field Organizer. [More...]

Legislative Office of Fiscal Transparency (LOFT)

The Legislative Office of Fiscal Transparency (LOFT), created by SB 1 in 2019, is a division within the Legislative Service Bureau intended to provide greater legislative oversight of state agency budgets. Duties of the Office include gathering information related to proposed… Read more [More...]

Quick Action Closing Fund

The Quick Action Closing Fund was created by HB 1953 in 2011. It is intended as a source of funds available to the Governor to attract high-impact businesses when incentive payments are expected to be the deciding factor in a… Read more [More...]