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In The Know: Tulsa County Sheriff speaks about fatal shooting, training records

In The Know is a daily synopsis of Oklahoma policy-related news and blogs. Inclusion of a story does not necessarily mean endorsement by the Oklahoma Policy Institute. You can sign up here to receive In The Know by e-mail. Tulsa… Read more “In The Know: Tulsa County Sheriff speaks about fatal shooting, training records” [More...]

Oklahoma’s (other) deficit and why it matters

As plummeting oil prices trigger layoffs in Oklahoma’s oil and gas sector, the job market is beginning to receive more scrutiny from the media, elected officials, and business leaders. Yet there was reason to be concerned about the state’s employment… Read more “Oklahoma’s (other) deficit and why it matters” [More...]

Upcoming Event: “Inequality – Should We Blame the Market?” with Dean Baker

The University of Tulsa will host economist Dean Baker for the Lectureship in Politics and Law on Thursday, April 9th, at 7:00 p.m. Dean Baker is Co-Director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research in Washington, DC. The lecture,… Read more “Upcoming Event: “Inequality – Should We Blame the Market?” with Dean Baker” [More...]

Calling all students: Apply for the 3rd Annual Summer Policy Institute

Oklahoma Policy Institute will host the third annual Summer Policy Institute (SPI) from August 2-5, 2015 at the University of Tulsa. The event will bring together more than 50 highly-qualified undergraduate and graduate students for an exciting and stimulating three-day… Read more “Calling all students: Apply for the 3rd Annual Summer Policy Institute” [More...]

Who Pays More? A Town Hall Forum on Predatory Lending in Oklahoma

Oklahoma Assets Network (OAN) is pleased to invite you to save the date for a town hall forum on predatory lending. This event is free and open to the public. The forum will feature remarks from Dr. Haydar Kurban, the… Read more “Who Pays More? A Town Hall Forum on Predatory Lending in Oklahoma” [More...]

New opportunity scorecard shows Oklahomans slipping financially

Conventional wisdom may seem to suggest that the economy has bounced back. Low unemployment and a stable housing market paint the picture of a prosperous Oklahoma. But if you look at the pocketbooks of the average American, the outlook is… Read more “New opportunity scorecard shows Oklahomans slipping financially” [More...]

In The Know: State Rep. Kern files handful of anti-gay proposals

In The Know is a daily synopsis of Oklahoma policy-related news and blogs. Inclusion of a story does not necessarily mean endorsement by the Oklahoma Policy Institute. You can sign up here to receive In The Know by e-mail. State… Read more “In The Know: State Rep. Kern files handful of anti-gay proposals” [More...]

In The Know: State Rep. proposes barring marriage licenses for same-sex couples

In The Know is a daily synopsis of Oklahoma policy-related news and blogs. Inclusion of a story does not necessarily mean endorsement by the Oklahoma Policy Institute. You can sign up here to receive In The Know by e-mail. Today… Read more “In The Know: State Rep. proposes barring marriage licenses for same-sex couples” [More...]

New & Improved: Detailed, interactive county-level data tables

Today Oklahoma Policy Institute published detailed county-level tables on 12 key social and economic indicators, now including time series data. The new tables on our State & County Data resource page cover topics such as: Population and income Poverty and… Read more “New & Improved: Detailed, interactive county-level data tables” [More...]

In The Know: Lower oil prices predicted to fuel hiring nationally

In The Know is a daily synopsis of Oklahoma policy-related news and blogs. Inclusion of a story does not necessarily mean endorsement by the Oklahoma Policy Institute. You can sign up here to receive In The Know by e-mail. Today… Read more “In The Know: Lower oil prices predicted to fuel hiring nationally” [More...]