The Weekly Wonk: Elected officials’ actions, inaction continue to leave many Oklahomans without health care

Gov. Stitt turns his back on thousands of Oklahomans who need health insurance due to pandemic; Pandemic highlights importance of child care, which is vital to Oklahoma's economic recovery. [More...]

The Weekly Wonk: As the current session winds down, issues remain that need addressing

A look at rebuilding Oklahoma; our growing eviction crisis; using education CARES funds to support all children; supporting child care is vital for rebuilding economy. [More...]

The Weekly Wonk: Lawmakers create barriers for voting safely; increase needed for food security; and more

Taking a closer look at the fast-tracked legislative process that cemented barriers to voting safely; SNAP is a critical piece of our pandemic response, and Congress needs to give it a boost. [More...]

The Weekly Wonk: A call for officials to cooperate; medical parole would protect communities, and more

Cooperation needed to navigate uncharted waters; Medical parole is necessary to help protect Oklahoma prisons and hospitals from COVID-19; Broadband is more important than ever in Oklahoma. [More...]

The Weekly Wonk: Reopening Oklahoma: a time for courage, not expediency; outbreak could be devastating for jails; and more

Reopening Oklahoma: A time for courage, not expediency; County jails in Oklahoma face immense risk from COVID-19; Finding an upside of recent budget battle.   [More...]

The Weekly Wonk: Thousands speak out against Gov.’s health care plan; tax equity needed; and more

Statement: Thousands of Oklahomans speak out against Governor’s health care proposal; Oklahoma’s working families need a tax cut; Economic recovery payments will help many, but not all. [More...]

The Weekly Wonk: Gov.’s health care proposal ‘bad choice’ for Oklahoma; shoring up unemployment; and more

Gov. Kevin Stitt’s health care proposal is a bad choice for Oklahoma; the Federal Government has taken significant action to shore up the unemployment insurance program — and there’s more Oklahoma can do; Oklahoma’s prisons and jails require executive action to combat COVID-19.  [More...]

The Weekly Wonk: A statewide “stay-at-home” order needed; looking ahead at the budget; jail, prisons & COVID-19; 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: Policy analysis related to COVID-19 outbreak; Gov.’s health care plan revealed; 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: Celebrating trailblazing Oklahoma women; Medicaid expansion can decrease likelihood of medical debt; 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...]