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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...]

Oklahoma’s 2019 legislative session starts today. Here’s how you can help Oklahoma make progress.

Oklahoma's 2019 legislative session kicks off at noon today. OK Policy provides numerous tools and well-researched information to help you follow what's happening and advocate for better policies in the Legislature. [More...]

Newly updated Legislative Primer is your guide to Oklahoma’s 2019 legislative session

Whether you are a veteran advocate, a complete novice to Oklahoma politics, or anyone in between, the 2019 Legislative Primer will provide you invaluable information in a concise, user-friendly format. [More...]

Apply now to be a paid communications intern with OK Policy

OK Policy is now accepting applications for a paid, part-time communications internship in our Tulsa office. The internship runs from late-February 2019 through the end of the year. This position may be right for you if: You are a college… Read more [More...]

Statement: Let us honor Martin Luther King by continuing his work

Oklahoma Policy Institute released the following statement to commemorate 2019 Martin Luther King Day: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is honored today for his inspirational leadership challenging segregation, white supremacy, and poverty. He was a champion for all Americans who… Read more [More...]

State Budget Summit to feature ‘genius grant’ recipient, state leader panels on budget and child issues

For Immediate Release: January 14, 2019 As the 2019 Oklahoma legislative session nears, a new governor and many newly elected lawmakers are preparing to take on the challenge of funding Oklahoma’s core services. On January 24th in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma… Read more [More...]

Statement: Even with healthy revenue growth, Oklahoma is a long way from recovery

Oklahoma Policy Institute released the following statement on the new revenue certifications projecting $612 million growth in what lawmakers may appropriate in next year’s budget: The healthy revenue growth projected by Oklahoma officials gives lawmakers an opportunity to undo some… Read more [More...]

Statement: Bipartisan Farm Bill passage is a win for Oklahoma families

Oklahoma Policy Institute released the following statement on Congress’s passage this week of a new Farm Bill: OK Policy applauds the U.S. Congress on their passage of the Farm Bill this week. In particular, we say thank you to all… Read more [More...]