Upcoming Event: Oklahoma Assets High Cost Lending Summit, June 12th

Oklahomans turn to high-cost lenders at a much higher rate than the national average.  Low- and moderate-income households are particularly likely to turn to loan products with high interest rates that chip away at their disposable income. Join Us for… Read more [More...]

Four ways to find free tax help

The deadline to file your federal income tax return (April 17th) is fast approaching.  The Internal Revenue Service offers free tax help by computer, telephone, and in person.  Free tax preparation sites sponsored by community organizations and staffed by volunteers… Read more [More...]

Medicaid 101: The SoonerCare Safety Net

Our health care system is experiencing an unprecedented period of upheaval. Decades of rising costs, an ever-increasing share of citizens without insurance, and an aging baby boom generation are putting immense pressure on payers, providers, and patients alike.  A new… Read more [More...]

The Weekly Wonk – August 19, 2011

What’s up this week at Oklahoma Policy Institute? The Weekly Wonk is dedicated to this week’s events, publications, and blog posts. This week at OK Policy, we posted our tenth blog in an ongoing series of posts examining the Affordable… Read more [More...]

No recovery yet for low- and moderate-income populations

Despite a modest recovery in the overall economy, a new study from the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City finds that low- and moderate-income populations continue to face increased hardship in Oklahoma and other states in the Tenth Federal Reserve… Read more [More...]