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Weekly Wonk: Medicaid expansion improved health care for Indigenous Oklahomans | First bills filed for 2023 | More

What’s up this week at Oklahoma Policy Institute? The Weekly Wonk shares our most recent publications and other resources to help you stay informed about Oklahoma. Numbers of the Day and Policy Notes are from our daily news briefing, In… Read more [More...]

A look at first bills filed for 2023 session (Capitol Update)

With the desk now open for prefiling bills for the upcoming session, it’s interesting to see what legislators have on their mind. Most bills get filed at or near the bill-filing deadline which this year is January 19. Early filings… Read more [More...]

Weekly Wonk: DOJ investigation in Oklahoma | Together OK meeting in SW Oklahoma | Straight-party voting

What’s up this week at Oklahoma Policy Institute? The Weekly Wonk shares our most recent publications and other resources to help you stay informed about Oklahoma. Numbers of the Day and Policy Notes are from our daily news briefing, In… Read more [More...]

A look at DOJ’s civil rights investigation into State of Oklahoma, OKC, OKCPD (Capitol Update)

According to a press release issued last week by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), the Department has opened a civil rights investigation into the State of Oklahoma, the City of Oklahoma City, and the Oklahoma City Police Department. The… Read more [More...]

We’re hiring for a Data Analyst (Fall 2022)

Visit our Jobs & Internships page to view the latest job and internship opportunities. OK Policy is now hiring for a  Data Analyst. The Data Analyst carries out critical data-driven research projects, using the Open Justice Oklahoma database to turn court, prison,… Read more [More...]

Legislative freshman class includes 24 new senators, representatives

It’s always interesting after an election to take stock of the new members who are joining the legislature. This year produced a relatively small freshman class. In the 48-member Senate, there will be eight new senators, and in the 101-member… Read more [More...]

DACA is essential to Oklahoma

In October, a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit ruled that the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) policy was not legally adopted, leaving the future of more than half a million young people… Read more [More...]

Weekly Wonk: Parole reform needed | Targeted inflation relief | SQ 781

What’s up this week at Oklahoma Policy Institute? The Weekly Wonk shares our most recent publications and other resources to help you stay informed about Oklahoma. Numbers of the Day and Policy Notes are from our daily news briefing, In… Read more [More...]

Interim studies examine justice reform solutions (Capitol Update)

Rep. J.J. Humphrey, R-Lane, is at it again with his criminal justice reform interim studies. He reviewed his recent studies in a press release last week describing the studies he’s completed in the past few weeks. One study included looking… Read more [More...]

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