The Weekly Wonk: Using advocacy tools to effect change, supporting working Oklahomans, and more

In her weekly Journal Record column, OK Policy Executive Director Ahniwake Rose focused on how Oklahomans can use advocacy to make changes they wish to see in the state. OK Policy and its Together Oklahoma advocacy program held a series of community conversations last week about  supporting working Oklahomans through smart policy decisions, including making the Earned Income Tax Credit refundable again. [More...]

The Weekly Wonk: Top 10 ways Oklahoma can become a Top 10 state (and how to measure it)

On Monday, Governor Stitt delivered his State of the State address where he provided his vision for how Oklahoma can move forward. [More...]

The Weekly Wonk: Criminal justice reform, paid family and medical leave, and more

The second session of the 57th Oklahoma Legislature begins in just over a week, and one of OK Policy's top legislative priorities is targeted criminal justice reform to address Oklahoma's incarceration crisis. In her weekly Journal Record column, Executive Director Ahniwake Rose highlighted the need for paid family and medical leave for working Oklahomans. [More...]

The Weekly Wonk: A call for criminal justice reform and more

This week, OK Policy announced a new board member: University of Oklahoma-Tulsa President John H. Schumann, MD. [More...]

The Weekly Wonk: Calling for criminal justice reform, a tax cut for working families, and 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...]

The Weekly Wonk: Some large U.S. companies still pay no income tax, looking ahead to Oklahoma’s budget, and more

A new report from the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy (ITEP) shows that under the new law, some of America's biggest and most profitable corporations paid $0.00 in federal income taxes on U.S. income in 2018.  [More...]

The Weekly Wonk: An examination of criminal justice reforms, SNAP, and more

The Governor's criminal justice task force is expected to release its recommendations in January and it has the potential to fundamentally alter Oklahoma's justice system. [More...]

The Weekly Wonk: EITC is effective anti-poverty program, a call for bipartisan cooperation, and more

The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) is one of the most effective anti-poverty programs in America. [More...]

The Weekly Wonk: Honoring veterans, examining Medicaid expansion and more

This week we observed Veterans Day and honored the men and women who have served to preserve our freedom by advocating for policies that help them and their families get ahead. [More...]

The Weekly Wonk: Tennessee’s Medicaid block grant proposal examined, historic week for criminal justice reform, and more

Across the country, states are using Medicaid waivers to seek alternatives to simple Medicaid expansion and limit who can access health care. [More...]