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Featured Report
September 12th, 2016

Seven state questions will be on the Oklahoma ballot on November 8. We’ve created a series of fact sheets with a summary of each state question, background information, and what supporters and opponents are saying… Read more

Recent Articles & Reports
November 14th, 2016

While most of the attention in Oklahoma last week focused on the geological earthquake that shook the state and the political earthquake that shook the nation, the state election results got less detailed coverage. Here are a few of our important takeaways from the vote: Turnout was up A total of 1,451,056 Oklahomans cast ballots for President, according to data  Continue Reading »

November 10th, 2016

Steve Lewis served as Speaker of the Oklahoma House of Representatives from 1989-1991. He currently practices law in Tulsa and represents clients at the Capitol. Almost everyone seems to agree that excessive money has fouled our politics in this country, but no one can figure out what to do about it. The latest manifestation of the problem is the surprise  Continue Reading »

November 7th, 2016

With Election Day tomorrow, many of us are busily getting prepared to exercise one of our basic civic rights by attending candidate forums, poring over election guides, studying the seven state ballot measures, and reviewing sample ballots.  But many Oklahomans — close to half — will likely not vote on November 8th. Who are these non-voters, why aren’t they voting, and  Continue Reading »