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On April 17, the Carl Albert Congressional Research and Studies Center at the University of Oklahoma will host Professor Nicholas Carnes for a free public lecture titled, “Who’s Keeping Working-Class Americans Out of Office? Political Gatekeepers and the Unequal Makeup of Government.” The lecture will begin at 7:00pm in the J.J. Rhyne Community Room, located in the Anne and Henry Zarrow School of Social Work at the University of Oklahoma.
Oklahoma Policy Institute is excited to announce our second annual Summer Policy Institute (SPI) from August 3-6, 2014.
The SPI brings together over 50 highly-qualified undergraduate and graduate students for an exciting and in-depth learning experience. SPI will offer participants a unique opportunity to become better informed about vital Oklahoma policy issues, network with fellow students and leaders in the policy process, and prepare for their future studies and work in public policy-related fields.
For the average person and the average kid (athletics) should be seen as a plan B. The purpose of this book is to change the paradigm … People ask, “What is your plan B if sports doesn’t work out?” They should be asking, “What is your plan A?” And sports should be your plan B.
-Damario Solomon-Simmons, OK Policy’s legislative liaison who is also writing a book with the working title, “How the Sports Lottery is Destroying Black Communities” (Source: http://bit.ly/1ja4Aot).
In making the case against additional funding for public schools, the Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs (OCPA) has recently asserted that “Oklahoma’s per-pupil revenues – a whopping $12,206 in fiscal year 2013 – are at record levels.” The $12,206 figure has been cited in numerous
So now it doesn’t matter if you have a pre-existing condition; I’m not going to have to worry.
- Jim Curry, a Tulsa resident with diabetes who signed up for health insurance on the Affordable Care Act marketplace. Curry estimates that he spent hundreds of dollars every month on diabetes supplies before he became insured (Source: http://bit.ly/1kqPJ8J).