With SQ 800, Oklahoma voters to decide on saving fossil fuel revenues in a long-term endowment

Oklahoma will begin to set aside a portion of future oil and gas revenues for a new reserve fund if voters approve State Question 800 in November. SQ 800 creates a new trust fund known as the Oklahoma Vision Fund in… Read more [More...]

OKVotes: Your guide to the 2018 State Questions

Today Oklahoma Policy Institute published a series of fact sheets on each of the state questions on Oklahoma ballots this year. In addition to state and national races, voters will decide five state questions on November 6th: State Question 793… Read more [More...]

State Question 800: New Reserve Fund for Oil and Gas Revenue

State Question 800 will be on the ballot on November 6, 2018. Download this fact sheet as a PDF or download all five State Questions as a single PDF. Visit our 2018 State Questions and Elections page for more information on Oklahoma ballot measures and elections. … Read more [More...]

State Question 801: Allow Building Fund Revenue for School Operations

State Question 801 will be on the ballot on November 6, 2018. Download this fact sheet as a PDF or download all five State Questions as a single PDF. Visit our 2018 State Questions and Elections page for more information on Oklahoma ballot measures and elections. … Read more [More...]

In final days before election, many pressures to go negative (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. With about a week to go, the statewide runoff campaigns have turned negative. Surprise, Surprise. People wonder… Read more [More...]

Reconsider the runoff

Max West was an OK Policy summer intern. He is a recent graduate of Rogers State University with a degree in Public Affairs, and recently began law school at Oklahoma City University School of Law. There were many surprising outcomes… 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...]

To encourage reintegration, restore voting rights for people with felonies

Max West is an OK Policy intern and a recent graduate of Rogers State University with a degree in Public Administration. He will begin law school at Oklahoma City University School of Law this fall. Oklahoma’s 2018 primary election was… Read more [More...]

Episode 33: Keith Gaddie on the forces shaking Oklahoma politics

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, or people you want us to interview, you can reach us at policycast@okpolicy.org. A couple… Read more [More...]

More people voted, and it mattered (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. This election year in Oklahoma, and probably nationally, is shaping up to be one of the strangest… Read more [More...]