2023 State Budget Update from OK Policy (Online)

To help Oklahomans better understand Oklahoma’s state budget picture — and what we might expect from this year’s legislative budget negotiations — OK Policy is hosting a 2023 State Budget Update online.  2023 State Budget Update Friday, March 31, 2023… Read more [More...]

‘Neglected Oklahoma’ book release parties / Save the date for budget summit

We’re excited to announce the release of a new book from Oklahoma Policy Institute! Neglected Oklahoma: Voices from the Margins is a collection of nineteen essays written for the OK Policy Blog over four years by Oklahoma City writer and social… Read more [More...]

Upcoming Event: The Atlantic and Reveal hosting OKC discussion of ‘The Experience of Women and Children Behind Bars’

The Atlantic magazine, in collaboration with Reveal from the Center for Investigative Reporting, is hosting a discussion with state and national criminal justice leaders about female incarceration in Oklahoma. You can register for the event here. From the organizers: For decades, Oklahoma… Read more [More...]

Interested in disability advocacy? Apply for Partners in Policymaking (Guest post: Amy Smith)

Amy Smith is a graduate student in Disability Studies, a proud graduate of both Partners in Policymaking and the OK Policy Summer Policy Institute, and is currently a research intern at the Oklahoma Institute for Child Advocacy.  She lives in… Read more [More...]

Upcoming Event: Education in Oklahoma panel discussion at USAO

The University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma’s Nita R. Giles Public Policy Program and the Oklahoma Policy Institute present Education in Oklahoma, a panel discussion examining feasible solutions to problems facing the Oklahoma education system. When: Jan. 24 at… Read more [More...]

Join us for the 2017 State Budget Summit

As Oklahoma’s 2017 legislative session approaches, the combination of continued budget shortfalls at the state level and a new national Administration and Congress committed to far-reaching changes to critical programs have created an unprecedented level of uncertainty and apprehension. OK… Read more [More...]

Upcoming Event: Sleeping Giant author on how the ‘new working class’ is transforming America

There was a time when America’s working class was seen as the backbone of the economy with considerable political, economic, and moral authority. In recent decades, the working class has transformed as far more female and racially diverse workers have… Read more [More...]

Upcoming Event: Free public lecture discusses infant and toddler welfare

On Tuesday, May 10, from noon to 1pm, a free public presentation sponsored by the Oklahoma Department of Human Services Office of Planning, Research and Statistics and the University of Oklahoma Center for Public Management will examine the child welfare… Read more [More...]

Upcoming Event: Practice & Policy lecture explores new study on Oklahoma’s affordable housing

On Thursday, April 21, from noon to 1pm, a free public presentation will discuss a new  comprehensive statewide affordable housing needs assessment for Oklahoma. The event, titled “Oklahoma’s Affordable Housing Study: The Demand and Cost of Housing, Homelessness, Fair Housing, … Read more [More...]

Upcoming Event: Free public lecture to discuss suicide prevention

On March 23, Savannah Kalman of the Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (ODMHSAS) will give a free, public lecture on suicide prevention in Oklahoma. Suicide is the second leading cause of death for Oklahomans ages 10-35.… Read more [More...]