2018 Policy Priority: Stop Attacks on Oklahoma’s Safety Net

See the full list of our 2018 policy priorities. Download this fact sheet as a PDF. Background When our friends and neighbors fall on hard times, a safety net is there to help them get back on their feet. For… Read more [More...]

2018 Policy Priority: Expand Access to Health Care Using Federal Funds

See the full list of our 2018 policy priorities. Download this fact sheet as a PDF. Background Oklahoma’s uninsured rate is one of the highest in the US. The effects of this ripple across our entire health care system, driving… Read more [More...]

2018 Policy Priority: Stop “Prosperity District” Scheme That Could Put Polluters Above The Law

See the full list of our 2018 policy priorities. Download this fact sheet as a PDF. Background Last year, the Oklahoma House of Representatives passed HB 2132, a bill that would allow the creation of “Prosperity Districts” in the state.… Read more [More...]

Strategies for Building Trust Between Law Enforcement and Communities in Oklahoma: Case Studies

[Download the full report as a pdf.] [Download a summary table of reform proposals.] <<< Go to previous section: Reform Proposals Reducing Officer-Involved Shootings and Use-of-Force: Dallas Police Department Following several police shootings in 2012, the Dallas Police Department began… Read more [More...]

Strategies for Building Trust Between Law Enforcement and Communities in Oklahoma: Conclusion

[Download the full report as a pdf.] [Download a summary table of reform proposals.] <<< Go to previous section: Case Studies Oklahoma experiences higher rates of killings by police and of police than almost every other state, and mistrust between… Read more [More...]

Strategies for Building Trust Between Law Enforcement and Communities in Oklahoma: Introduction

[Download the full report as a pdf.] [Download a summary table of reform proposals.] <<< Go to previous section: Executive Summary In 2016, 32 Oklahomans were killed by police officers. That gave Oklahoma the third highest per capita rate of… Read more [More...]

Strategies for Building Trust Between Law Enforcement and Communities in Oklahoma: Reform Proposals

[Download the full report as a pdf.] [Download a summary table of reform proposals.] <<< Go to previous section: Problem Overview Reforming policing policy and practice in Oklahoma should draw on successful efforts across the country. The thread running through… Read more [More...]

Strategies for Building Trust Between Law Enforcement and Communities in Oklahoma: Problem Overview

[Download the full report as a pdf.] [Download a summary table of reform proposals.] <<< Go to the previous section: Introduction In 1968, the National Advisory Commission on Civil Disorders was established to investigate race riots that had occurred across… Read more [More...]

Strategies for Building Trust Between Law Enforcement and Communities in Oklahoma: Executive Summary

[Download the full report as a pdf.] [Download a summary table of reform proposals.] Contents Introduction Problem Overview Reform Proposals Case Studies Conclusion Executive Summary Law enforcement officers in Oklahoma face a challenging environment. Recent reports place the state near… Read more [More...]

Fact Sheet: Six Ways to Bring in New Revenues in Special Session

Download this fact sheet as a pdf. Even before the court threw out the cigarette fee, the budget severely underfunded core services — worsening the teacher shortage, forcing senior nutrition sites to close, cutting support for foster families, and not… Read more [More...]