The Weekly Wonk – September 23, 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 the Census Bureau released new state-level data on income, poverty and health insurance coverage in 2010.  The… Read more [More...]

Guest Blog (Noble McIntyre) – Oklahoma must spend more on public safety education

Noble McIntyre is the senior partner and owner of McIntyre Law, an Oklahoma personal injury law firm. Traffic fatalities in Oklahoma decreased from 765 in 2006, to 627 in 2010, according to the Oklahoma Executive Budget for Fiscal Year 2012… Read more [More...]

Guest blog (Justin Jones): DOC budget cuts and offender growth are affecting public, employee and offender safety

Justin Jones, the author of this blog post, is Director of the Oklahoma Department of Corrections with 34 years of correctional experience. Like many other state agencies, the Oklahoma Department of Corrections (DOC) has been confronted with severe budget reductions… Read more [More...]