Report shows Oklahoma has made deepest school funding cuts in the nation

A new report finds that Oklahoma has made the deepest cuts to school funding in the nation since the start of the recession. Per student funding of Oklahoma’s K-12 education formula is down by 22.8 percent since 2008, according to… Read more [More...]

STATEMENT: Insurance Commissioner Doak’s warning of premium increase not based on real data

Oklahoma Policy Institute released the following statement about Insurance Commissioner John Doak’s claims that insurance premiums will “skyrocket” next year due to the Affordable Care Act: The Insurance Commissioner has issued an inflammatory press release predicting huge increases in Oklahoma’s… Read more [More...]

New study shows Oklahoma’s tax rates for unconventional oil and gas production are among nation’s lowest

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — Tuesday, August 27, 2013 Contact: David Blatt; Oklahoma Policy Institute; 918.859.8747 Mark Haggerty; Headwaters Economics; 406.570.5626   New study shows Oklahoma’s tax rates for unconventional oil and gas production are among nation’s lowest TULSA, Okla – A… Read more [More...]

STATEMENT: Governor’s proposal for Insure Oklahoma sacrifices taxpayers and uninsured

Oklahoma Policy Institute released the following statement in response to Governor Fallin’s call to continue Insure Oklahoma with state-only dollars: It should be of grave concern to Oklahomans that Governor Fallin is proposing to use $50 million in state-only dollars… Read more [More...]

STATEMENT: Tax cut ignores economic reality

Oklahoma Policy Institute released the following statement on the Legislature’s passage of the tax cut and Capitol renovation bill, HB 2032: The Legislature’s approval of another tax cut ignores economic reality. Because they were under pressure to restore funding to… Read more [More...]

Poll shows Oklahomans oppose tax cut plan after hearing the facts

The final House vote on the tax cut bill will likely happen tomorrow. Click here to contact lawmakers and speak out. A new poll commissioned by OK Policy shows that a strong majority of Oklahomans oppose a plan to cut… Read more [More...]

STATEMENT: Tax cut plan follows a bad example

OK Policy released the following statement on the latest tax cut proposal by Governor Fallin and Legislative leaders: Since 2008, Oklahoma public schools have endured the third largest budget cuts in the nation. Out of control tax breaks contributed to… Read more [More...]

STATEMENT: Governor’s veto the right decision for consumers

Oklahoma Policy Institute released the following statement in response to Governor Fallin’s veto of SB 817, a bill that would have raised fees on short-term, high-interest, unsecured loans (commonly known as ‘B’ or ‘signature’ loans): We applaud Gov. Fallin for… Read more [More...]

STATEMENT: Senate tax cut proposal makes tomorrow’s decision today

OK Policy released the following statement in response to the Senate Finance Comittee’s passage of a committee substitute for HB 2032, the House income tax cut proposal: By deferring a tax cut until 2015, the Senate has rightfully recognized that… Read more [More...]

Report examines how third grade retention law will affect Oklahoma students and schools

CONTACT:Gene Perry, Oklahoma Policy Institute, (918) 794-3944, gperry@okpolicy.orgPaul Shinn, CAP Tulsa, (918) 855-3638, pshinn@captc.org Report examines how Oklahoma’s new third grade retention law will affect students and schools A new report (http://bit.ly/3rdgrdOK) by Oklahoma Policy Institute and CAP Tulsa finds… Read more [More...]