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Budget & Taxes

Featured Report
June 8th, 2017

OK Policy’s annual Budget Highlights issue brief is one of the most informative and accessible ways to track Oklahoma’s public spending. Read more…

Recent Articles & Reports
December 14th, 2017

In March 1992, Oklahoma voters approved State Question 640. It passed by a margin of 56 percent to 44 percent, but with nothing else on the ballot that day, there was very low turnout. The total number of voters was less than one-third (32 percent) of registered voters in the state, and it was less than half (48 percent) of  Continue Reading »

December 12th, 2017

As Oklahoma’s 2018 legislative session approaches, the state continues to struggle with huge and chronic budget shortfalls and an inability to make the critical investments needed to ensure our prosperity and well-being. We are seeing real and encouraging signs of progress towards the adoption of smarter policies, but obstacles still stand in our way. OK Policy’s 5th Annual State Budget  Continue Reading »

December 11th, 2017

For eight long weeks this fall, Oklahoma lawmakers met in special session, trying to produce a budget agreement that would fill an immediate funding hole for three state agencies and produce a longer-term solution to continuing budget shortfalls. That attempt ended with disappointment, frustration, and angry recriminations, after legislators failed to approve permanent new revenues and Governor Fallin mostly vetoed their cash-and-cuts  Continue Reading »