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Ahniwake Rose named new Oklahoma Policy Institute Executive Director

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Oklahoma Policy Institute has announced that Ahniwake Rose, an Oklahoma native who is currently serving as Deputy Director and interim Executive Director of the National Congress of American Indians in Washington, D.C., has been selected to lead the organization as its next Executive Director. Rose […]

David Blatt to step down as Oklahoma Policy Institute’s executive director

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – The Oklahoma Policy Institute, a Tulsa-based think tank, has announced that David Blatt, its longtime Executive Director, will leave the organization later this year. Blatt says he will remain in his leadership position until a new executive director is found. “We are extremely grateful to […]

OK Policy Institute to host 10th anniversary celebration

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – The Oklahoma Policy Institute will celebrate its 10th anniversary with a gala celebration on Thursday, September 13.  The event will take place at the Oklahoma City Farmer’s Market, 311 S. Klein Avenue with a reception from 6 – 6:45 p.m., followed by dinner and ceremony. […]

Capitol Report for Saturday, April 30: OK Policy presses tax hikes and tax cut rollback, Journalism Hall of Fame honorees

In the latest Capitol Report segment on News9, the CBS affiliate in Oklahoma City, journalist Pat McGuigan reported on recommendations from David Blatt of the Oklahoma Policy Institute concerning the state budget crunch of 2016. Blatt and his colleagues want to increase some taxes and roll back the latest one-quarter of a percent state income […]

Kris Steele leads Oklahomans for Criminal Justice Reform, seeking to qualify prison reform ballot initiatives

Staff Report Oklahoma City – On Wednesday (January 27), a coalition of community leaders and experts from across Oklahoma came to the state Capitol Blue Room formally to launch a new organization: Oklahomans for Criminal Justice Reform. Led by former Speaker of the House Kris Steele, the Coalition says it will take a “Smart on […]

Oklahoma Policy Institute to hold first Policy Boot Camp in Edmond

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter Oklahoma Policy Institute’s (OK Policy) first Fall Policy Boot Camp (FallPol) will be held on Saturday, October 3.  The event will be from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Oklahoma Christian University, Gaylord University Center East Main Dining Hall, 2501 E. Memorial Road, in Edmond. OK Policy is […]

Working late, to leave early: Oklahoma state budget proposal assailed but may pass soon

by Patrick B. McGuigan City Sentinel Editor OKLAHOMA CITY – A budget proposal with support from Governor Mary Fallin, House Speaker Jeffrey Hickman, R-Fairview, and Senate President Pro Temp Brian Bingman, R-Sapulpa, is not particularly popular, but many legislators indicated a willingness to pass it this week. At 11:08 p.m. Wednesday night, ending a marathon […]

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