The Weekly Wonk: State not ready for schools to reopen in person | Pardon & Parole Board turmoil

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: Additional federal support would provide relief | Paths to funding Medicaid expansion

Additional federal support would provide relief to Oklahomans; Possible paths to fund Medicaid expansion; Opening schools safely depends on following medical, scientific advice [More...]

The Weekly Wonk: Children are Oklahoma’s best investment | An early look at requested House interim studies

Children – the best investment we can make; An early look at requested interim studies in the House; State and nation lack leadership and resources to do what's necessary to stop virus spread - test, trace, isolate. [More...]

Oklahomans pass SQ 802 | State should accommodate vote by mail (The Weekly Wonk)

Passing SQ 802 – next step to a stronger Oklahoma; Medicaid expansion can address Oklahoma’s mental health and criminal justice needs; Oklahomans show they can vote by mail, and the state should accommodate them. [More...]

The Weekly Wonk: Oklahomans decide SQ 802 on Tuesday | Information, resources and analysis

New analyses from OK Policy and Families USA quantify benefits of Medicaid expansion in Oklahoma; SQ 802 will dramatically improve financial well-being in Oklahoma; SQ 802 is a win for criminal justice reform in Oklahoma; KIDS COUNT 2020: Oklahoma ranks 45th for child well-being. [More...]

The Weekly Wonk: Job training in prisons | Police reform | Black Wall Street’s legacy

During this economic crisis we want people to work. Let’s give them the tools to do it; Current events demonstrate need for task force reviewing community policing standards; Accurate census count vital to business, industry; Black Wall Street's legacy. [More...]

The Weekly Wonk: Budgets should reflect community values; building a new momentum

Policy Matters: Budgets should reflect community values; Capitol Update: Building a new momentum; SoonerCare 2.0 federal comment period now open. [More...]

The Weekly Wonk: We can’t undo the past. But together, we can build a better future.

Addressing systemic racism; Ask OK Policy: A 2020 Legislative session overview (video); A first look at the 2021 state budget; Unemployment insurance is critical need during difficult times. [More...]

The Weekly Wonk: The business case for Medicaid expansion; the rift between lawmakers, Gov.

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: 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...]