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In The Know: Rally for health coverage; consent education law signed; boosting online sales taxes…

In The Know is your daily briefing on Oklahoma policy-related news. Inclusion of a story does not necessarily mean endorsement by the Oklahoma Policy Institute. Click here to subscribe to In The Know and see past editions. New from OK… Read more [More...]

Rally at the Capitol today, or join us online

This morning, hundreds of Oklahomans will gather on the south side of the state Capitol for the rally to expand health coverage. Beginning at 10:30AM, speakers will share facts and stories about what expanding coverage to 100,000 uninsured Oklahomans would mean for our health, families, and economy. Then we'll go into the Capitol to deliver that message to legislators. [More...]

In The Know: Lawsuit cap struck down; Legislature considers coverage expansion; Stitt opposes Medicaid on ballot…

In The Know is your daily briefing on Oklahoma policy-related news. Inclusion of a story does not necessarily mean endorsement by the Oklahoma Policy Institute. Click here to subscribe to In The Know and see past editions. New from OK… Read more [More...]

OK PolicyCast 46: A sanctuary for immigrants and their families (with Linda Allegro)

Linda Allegro speaks eloquently about how current approaches to immigration enforcement are breaking apart families, hurting public safety, and wasting tax dollars. [More...]

In The Know: Life in the coverage crater; first Stitt veto; OU regents nomination opposed…

Video: Life in the Coverage Crater. Stitt vetoes first bill. Bill banning tax on plastic bags goes to governor. Stitt's OU regents nomination faces opposition. [More...]

OK PolicyCast 45: The Campaign to Expand Health Coverage (with Angela Monson)

This episode of OKPolicyCast was hosted and produced by Gene Perry. You can subscribe to our podcast on iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher, or RSS. The podcast theme music is by Zébre. If you have any questions for the OKPolicyCast, topics you’d like us to cover, or people you want… Read more [More...]

OK PolicyCast 44: 2019 Bill Watch, Part 2

This episode of OKPolicyCast was hosted by Gene Perry and produced by Gene Perry and Jessica Vazquez, with additional production assistance from Lindsay Myers. You can subscribe to our podcast on iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher, or RSS. The podcast theme music is by Zébre. If you have any questions… Read more [More...]

In The Know: Youth movement on OKC Council; 30,000 Oklahoma teachers have left in 6 years; House leader promises more higher ed funding…

Cooper, Hamon continue youth movement on Oklahoma City Council. Voters keep late Edmond mayor on ballot for general election, select new Norman mayor. Voters OK school bond issues in Edmond, Norman. 30,000 Oklahoma teachers have left profession in the past 6 years, report shows. House leader promises additional funding for higher education. [More...]

OK PolicyCast 43: 2019 Bill Watch, Part 1

It's a new year, a new Legislature, a new governor, and many new bills that could have a big impact on Oklahomans' lives. In this episode, Gene Perry talks to OK Policy's Executive Director David Blatt and Policy Director Carly Putnam about the big issues we're keeping an eye on this year related to the state budget, taxes, and health care. In a future episode, we'll talk about other bills we're tracking related to education, criminal justice, and economic opportunity. [More...]

OK Policy now taking applications for 2019-2021 Mental Health Policy Fellowship

TULSA, OK (February 8, 2019) –Oklahoma Policy Institute (OK Policy) is now accepting applications for the 2019-2021 class of Mental Health Policy Fellows. This fellowship program is designed to prepare early-career professionals to become highly competent advocates for impactful policy… Read more [More...]