New report looks at impact of Oklahoma’s immigration bill HB 1804

No piece of legislation in Oklahoma in the past decade was more controversial or contentious than HB 1804. Passed in 2007, HB 1804 – officially designated the Oklahoma Taxpayer and Citizen Act – enacted a series of restrictions intended to… Read more [More...]

The racial wealth gap

It is widely known that minorities in the United States earn considerably less than Whites – according to the most recent Census Bureau data, the median income for a White household in 2008 was 34.5 percent greater than for a… Read more [More...]

New remittance law shows why transparency might be a good idea

In the last days of this year’s legislative session, House Bill 2250 passed with little fanfare. HB 2250 puts a  tax on wire transfers–$5 plus one percent on the amount over $500, with proceeds going to the Bureau of Narcotics… Read more [More...]

The Reverse Dust Bowl: Population growth in the Sooner State

We recently reported on how Oklahoma’s robust economic growth prior to the recent downturn vaulted the state from the poorest fifth of states early this decade, as measured by per capita personal income,  to the 28th spot in 2008. Further… Read more [More...]

CAP Fact Sheet: HB 1804: Facts and Fiction

This November 2007 fact sheet was produced for the Public Policy Department of the Community Action Project of Tulsa County under the direction of David Blatt, then Director of Policy at CAP. HB 1804, Oklahoma’s law targeting illegal immigrants, took… Read more [More...]

CAP Issue Brief: Interpreting HB 1804: A Guide to Understanding Oklahoma’s New Immigration Bill

This August 2007 issue brief was produced for the Public Policy Department of the Community Action Project of Tulsa County under the direction of David Blatt, then Director of Policy at CAP  HB 1804 passed the Oklahoma Legislature during the… Read more [More...]

Presentation: Overview of HB 1804

HB 1804 was introduced and passed during the 2007 Oklahoma Legislative session. The bill passed both Chambers by large veto-proof margins (85-13; 41-6) and was signed by Governor Henry on May 8th. The bill took effect November 1, 2007 (although… Read more [More...]