Oklahoma Poverty Profile

[Download the 2017 Poverty Profile as a PDF Fact Sheet] 621,076 Oklahomans had incomes below the poverty level in 2017. That’s 15.8 percent of Oklahoma’s population, or about 1 out of every 6 Oklahomans. The poverty rate in Oklahoma continues… Read more [More...]

State Question 793: Allow Optometrists & Opticians to Operate in Retail Stores

UPDATED 9/10/18 State Question 793 will be on the ballot on November 6, 2018. Download this fact sheet as a PDF or download all five State Questions as a single PDF. Visit our 2018 State Questions and Elections page for more information on Oklahoma ballot… Read more [More...]

State Question 794: Marsy’s Law Crime Victim Rights Amendment

State Question 794 will be on the ballot on November 6, 2018. Download this fact sheet as a PDF or download all five State Questions as a single PDF. Visit our 2018 State Questions and Elections page for more information on Oklahoma ballot measures and… Read more [More...]

State Question 798: Governor and Lieutenant Governor Joint Ticket

State Question 798 will be on the ballot on November 6, 2018. Download this fact sheet as a PDF or download all five State Questions as a single PDF. Visit our 2018 State Questions and Elections page for more information on Oklahoma ballot measures and elections. … Read more [More...]

Oklahoma 2018 State Questions and Elections

  Click below to jump to section: Oklahoma State Questions Candidate/Elections Information Important Dates Voter Tools    Oklahoma State Questions  In addition to state and national races, voters will decide five state questions on November 6th. State Question 793 –… Read more [More...]

FY 2019 Budget Highlights

[Download this report as a PDF.] The FY 2019 budget increases funding significantly from recent years. State agencies will be appropriated a total of $7.567 billion in FY 2019. This is an increase of $718.5 million (10.5 percent) compared to… Read more [More...]

Tulsa has better options than punitive responses to truancy and homelessness

This post is by OK Policy intern Lydia Lapidus. Lydia is a recent graduate from George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs with a concentration in International Politics. In recent weeks, the Tulsa City Council has considered ordinances that… Read more [More...]

Fact Sheet: Is education fully funded?

Updated April 17th [Download this fact sheet as a pdf.] In March, lawmakers approved a package of funding increases that included pay raises for teachers (HB 1023xx), school support staff (HB 1026xx), and state workers (HB 1024xx), along with additional… Read more [More...]

State Funding Crisis and the Teacher Walkout: Resources & Information

Oklahoma teachers and school districts all over the state have shut down schools since April 2nd to advocate for better funding of education and other core state services. This page compiles resources to help you understand the context for Oklahoma’s… Read more [More...]

State Question 788: Medical Marijuana Legalization Initiative

Download this fact sheet as a PDF. The Gist SQ 788 would legalize medical marijuana and set up a system to tax and regulate its use. The law would allow individuals to apply for a license to grow and buy… Read more [More...]