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As Oklahoma continue to grapple with the worst economic downturn and fiscal crisis in decades, the stakes for all of us who care about public services and the well-being of the disadvantaged are especially urgent. Oklahoma Policy Institute provides a unique contribution as a source of timely and credible policy information, analysis and ideas that helps keep Oklahomans informed while offering an important and distinct voice on state policy issues.

If you count on OK Policy’s blog posts, issue briefs, fact sheets, guides and information to help make sense of complex policy issues, please know that we are counting on you, too. We are a 501 (c)(3) funded entirely through  foundation grants and from contributions from Oklahoma individuals and organizations.  The tough economic times are affecting our fundraising opportunities as much as anyone else. You can help us out enormously by making a tax-deductible donation in any amount you can afford – $10, $25, $50, $100 or more – through our secure website. Or, if you prefer, just sent a check to: Oklahoma Policy Institute, PO Box 14347, Tulsa, OK 74159. Between now and June 30th, all first-time donors will receive a copy of  “Who Pays? A Distributional Analysis of the Tax System in All 50 States“, a seminal publication from the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy that reveals the amount that households of different income categories in each state pay in state and local taxes.

With your support, we’ll be able to continue producing and distributing the information that Oklahomans need to understand key policy debates affecting the state. You can count on it.


Former Executive Director David Blatt joined OK Policy in 2008 and served as its Executive Director from 2010 to 2019. He previously served as Director of Public Policy for Community Action Project of Tulsa County and as a budget analyst for the Oklahoma State Senate. He has a Ph.D. in political science from Cornell University and a B.A. from the University of Alberta. David has been selected as Political Scientist of the Year by the Oklahoma Political Science Association, Local Social Justice Champion by the Dan Allen Center for Social Justice, and Public Citizen of the Year by the National Association of Social Workers.

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