Comparative Information

Comparative Information

Several government and nonprofit agencies provide information that allows us to compare Oklahoma tax and budget data with other state and national figures. Here are some that may prove especially useful.

  • The U.S. Census Bureau collects and publishes information on federal, state and local government finances and employment each year and completes a more detailed census of governments every five years.
  • The National Conference of State Legislatures represents state legislators from across the country and publishes many annual reports and special studies.
  • The National Association of State Budget Officers completes several annual surveys of state finances and publishes reports on state budget processes and budget condition.
  • The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities researches the impact of public policy on low- and middle-income households. The State Budget and Tax page summarizes state fiscal conditions and makes recommendations to improve state finances. CBPP also coordinates the State Priorities Partnership, a national network of state-based think-tanks (including Oklahoma Policy Institute) that focus on state budget and taxes
  • The Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy conducts studies on tax fairness and who actually pays taxes, as well as compiling tax reports from states.
  • The Tax Policy Center is jointly operated by the Brookings Institution and the Urban Institute. It conducts independent analyses of tax proposals and studies how taxes affect individuals and businesses.
  • The Rockefeller Institute of Government, operated by the State University of New York, conducts and compiles extensive research on state and local governments.
  • The Tax Foundation is a tax research group that educates taxpayers about sound tax policy and provides detailed federal and state tax data.
  • The Pew Center on the States conducts research on state policy and recommends policy improvements.
  • The Annie E. Casey Foundation’s KIDS COUNT project (for which OK Policy is the Oklahoma state partner) collects and reports national and state data on child well-being.

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