OK Policy

StudioTulsa
1:27 pm
Fri January 31, 2014

A Detailed Preview of the Oklahoma Legislature's Upcoming Session with Noted Analyst David Blatt

Aired on Friday, Jaunary 31st.

The Oklahoma Legislature will convene for this year's session on Monday, February 3rd, at noon. Which issues, both greater and lesser, will our state's lawmakers be focused on throughout 2014? We explore that multi-faceted question on this edition of StudioTulsa; our guest is David Blatt, executive director of the OK Policy Institute, which is "a non-partisan independent policy think-tank" you can learn more about here.

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StudioTulsa
3:23 pm
Tue September 3, 2013

New Report: "A Well-Educated Workforce Is Key to State Prosperity"

Aired on Friday, August 30th.

Our guest on this edition of ST is Peter Fisher, research director at the Iowa Policy Project, who co-wrote a recently published paper, "A Well-Educated Workforce Is Key to State Prosperity," for the Economic Analysis and Research Network.

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StudioTulsa
2:59 pm
Thu March 7, 2013

A Discussion of Both Tax-Cut Plans Now on the Table in the Oklahoma State Legislature

Aired on Thursday, March 7th.

While the debate in Washington, amid these dreaded days of "sequestration," is about whether to increase revenues or cut spending --- or somehow achieve a compromise that does both --- here in Oklahoma, the state legislature is (once again) looking to reduce tax revenues. This comes despite the fact that our state currently has a number of extremely pressing needs vis a vis education, DHS, corrections, and infrastructure --- as well as, of course, the long-term and likewise urgent problem of pension liabilities.

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StudioTulsa
3:03 pm
Wed November 21, 2012

Gov. Fallin Declines the Expansion of Medicaid in Oklahoma: A Reaction from the OK Policy Institute

Aired on Wednesday, November 21st.

On this installment of ST, we are discussing Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin's recent decision not to join the Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act.

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StudioTulsa
12:24 pm
Tue September 25, 2012

Economics, Electoral Politics, and Elevated Real Estate Values: A Chat with Matthew Yglesias

Aired on Tuesday, September 25th.

On this installment of StudioTulsa, we speak by phone with Matthew Yglesias, one of the nation's most widely-read political bloggers and columnists. Yglesias is a business and economics correspondent for Slate in Washington, DC, where he writes the Moneybox blog. He was previously a fellow at the Center for American Progress, an associate editor at The Atlantic, and a staff writer for the American Prospect.

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StudioTulsa
5:02 pm
Wed June 6, 2012

At the End of the Oklahoma Legislature's 2011-2012 Session, We Offer a Postgame with David Blatt

Aired on Wednesday, June 6th.

The second regular session of the 53rd Oklahoma Legislature (2011-2012) was recently adjourned. (The state legislature will convene for its first regular session of the 54th Oklahoma Legislature [2013-2014] on January 8th, 2013.) With the session now over, many citizens are wondering why the legislature DIDN'T adopt a tax-cut plan. Wasn't this the oft-repeated aim of the GOP-controlled House, Senate, and Governor's Mansion?

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