SQ 801 would give more flexibility, but no new funds for education (Capitol Update)

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. It was announced by Governor Fallin last week that SQ 801 will be placed on the general… Read more [More...]

The Weekly Wonk: Pre-runoff update; OK’s conservative grip loosening; medical marijuana advocates and regulators split

What’s up this week at Oklahoma Policy Institute? The Weekly Wonk shares our most recent publications and other resources to help you stay informed about Oklahoma. Numbers of the Day and Policy Notes are from our daily news briefing, In… Read more [More...]

Five things we know about Oklahoma’s 2018 legislative elections – pre-runoff update

Several months ago, we wrote about this year’s Oklahoma elections following the candidate filing period. Based on the unusually high numbers of open seats, candidates filing for office,  and challenges to incumbents, it already looked as if 2018 could be… Read more [More...]

Several issues divide medical marijuana advocates and regulators (Capitol Update)

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. I attended the first meeting of the marijuana working group last Wednesday and found it interesting. First,… Read more [More...]

The Weekly Wonk: New mental health policy fellowship; paid Fall internship with OK Policy; No job? No doctor…

What’s up this week at Oklahoma Policy Institute? The Weekly Wonk shares our most recent publications and other resources to help you stay informed about Oklahoma. Numbers of the Day and Policy Notes are from our daily news briefing, In… Read more [More...]

Apply now to be an OK Policy paid intern this Fall

OK Policy is now accepting applications for paid, part-time internships in our Tulsa office during the Fall 2018 semester! If you’re looking to be part of a team that’s fighting to make Oklahoma better for all Oklahomans, this might be… Read more [More...]

Episode 34: No job? No doctor. (with Carly Putnam & Hannah Katch)

The OK PolicyCast is hosted by Gene Perry with production help from Jessica Vazquez. You can subscribe to our podcast on iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher, or RSS. The podcast theme music is by Zébre. If you have any questions for the OK PolicyCast, topics you’d like us to cover,… Read more [More...]

Senate loses a talented and experienced workhorse with resignation of AJ Griffin (Capitol Update)

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. It will be a different legislature in 2019 for those interested in children and Oklahoma’s solutions to… Read more [More...]

The Weekly Wonk: Open Justice Oklahoma; three join OK Policy team; (paper)work requirements

What’s up this week at Oklahoma Policy Institute? The Weekly Wonk shares our most recent publications and other resources to help you stay informed about Oklahoma. Numbers of the Day and Policy Notes are from our daily news briefing, In… Read more [More...]

OK Policy welcomes three new staffers

We’re welcoming three new staff members to the OK Policy team! Starting this week, Rebecca Fine has joined Oklahoma Policy Institute as an education policy analyst. The position is new to the organization and will focus on research and analysis… Read more [More...]