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Interim studies indicate increased focus on children and youth issues (Capitol Update)

There was not a lot of substantive legislation aimed directly at children and youth issues that passed in this legislative session compared to the 2021 session. But judging from the interim study requests by a variety of legislators, this next… Read more [More...]

Join our team as a Communications Associate

NOTE: This position search is closed. Please visit our Jobs & Internships page to view the latest job and internship opportunities. Our Communications Associate supports OK Policy and its programs by planning, delivering, and measuring communications tactics and strategies that advance… Read more [More...]

If Oklahoma wants to draw businesses, we might need to invest in our people (Capitol Update)

I don’t know whether large companies who make location decisions tell the winners and losers the unvarnished truth about why they made their decisions or not. Probably not. They’re not required to, and the truth might not be well received… Read more [More...]

Expanding driver’s license eligibility is better for all of us

It’s a fact of life that getting around in Oklahoma requires a driver’s license. Because immigrants in Oklahoma who are undocumented are barred from getting one, the lack of a license presents a major challenge for 85,000 Oklahomans to get… Read more [More...]

Oklahoma lawmakers should get serious about addressing inflation

Co-authors: Josie Phillips, Policy Fellow and Paul Shinn, former Budget and Tax Senior Policy Analyst — Oklahoma elected officials have called for state action to help Oklahomans who are struggling with inflation. The House of Representatives went so far as… Read more [More...]

Latest state treasurer’s report gives clues for next year’s state budget picture (Capitol Update)

State Treasurer Randy McDaniel’s most recent “Gross Receipts to the Treasury” report that came out last week is interesting because it contains the annualized state revenue numbers for Fiscal Year 2022, which ended June 30. Although state agencies won’t know… Read more [More...]

First look at Senate interim study requests (Capitol Update)

The Senate has published the list of 41 interim studies that have been requested this year. Unlike in the House, Senate President Pro Tempore Greg Treat, R-Oklahoma City, does not approve or disapprove allowing the studies. He assigns each of… Read more [More...]

[Weekly Wonk] Medicaid expansion’s impact on Oklahoma | Tribal-state coordination for child well-being | 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...]

Medicaid expansion’s rippling impact on Oklahoma

As of April 25, 2022, more than 280,000 Oklahomans across the state have been able to lead healthier lives because of Medicaid expansion. When voting to approve expanding Medicaid to include low-income, working-age adults, Oklahoma voters knew the benefits: expansion… Read more [More...]

Medicaid Expansion in Oklahoma: Year One

Medicaid Expansion in Oklahoma: Year One: When Oklahoma voters passed Medicaid expansion in June 2020, they understood the benefits that expansion would bring to the state. They knew that providing health coverage to low-income, working-age adults would improve health outcomes,… Read more [More...]

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