The 2012 Legislative Primer: Your program for Opening Day of the legislative session

How many bills are filed each year? Who is the Cabinet Secretary of Science and Technology? How much money is there in the Rainy Day Fund? Why does it take so long for a bill to be passed?

As the 2012 Oklahoma Legislative session gets underway, a new, fully-updated publication from Oklahoma Policy Institute will answer these questions and more. Whether you are a veteran legislator, a complete novice to Oklahoma politics, or anyone in between, the 2012 OKLAHOMA LEGISLATIVE PRIMER will provide you invaluable information in a concise, user-friendly format. The Primer has sections on:

  • Composition of the Legislature
  • The Executive Branch
  • Legislative Session
  • Policy Path
  • Budget Process
  • Legislative resources

You can view the 2012 Legislative Primer on scribd ordownload it as a PDF.

You might also want to check out another free resource packed with information about how Oklahoma state and local governments collect and spend public money: OK Policy’s Online Budget Guide.

For those just getting interested in state and local government, like students, newly elected leaders, new public employees, and businesses that want to work with government, it’s a broad introductory text. For readers who are experienced in government, the Guide can help answer quick questions from steps in the budget process through how we spend federal grants.


Gene Perry worked for OK Policy from 2011 to 2019. He is a native Oklahoman and a citizen of the Cherokee Nation. He graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a B.A. in history and an M.A. in journalism.

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