Fiscal Policy

State budget writing practices tend to be haphazard and arbitrary in how programs are created, retained, and prioritized. The 1889 Institute seeks to make Oklahoma’s budget more transparent and understandable as well as help lawmakers determine priorities.

Let Us Work! The Futility of “Stimulus” to Counteract…
Byron Schlomach
September 23, 2020
Lease the Turnpikes to Transform Oklahoma’s Road Infrastructure
Benjamin Lepak
September 21, 2020
Welfare of Oklahoma’s Children Panned In Flawed “Study”
Spencer Cadavero
September 2, 2020
A Vision for Transparency
Byron Schlomach
July 15, 2020
COVID-19 Exposes TSET’s Uselessness: Let’s Get Rid…
Byron Schlomach
April 29, 2020
Budgeting During the Wuhan Virus Apparently Means Not Having…
Byron Schlomach
April 13, 2020
Top-Ten in Low Taxes, But Oklahoma Still Has Much…
Byron Schlomach
March 11, 2020
Oklahoma Government Revenues and Spending In Perspective - Update
Byron Schlomach
March 11, 2020
Good-Hearted, Wrong-Headed, and Funded by You, The Forgotten Man
Benjamin Lepak
March 9, 2020
The Sheriff of Nottingham Would Expand Medicaid
Byron Schlomach
March 4, 2020
Leveraging State-Owned Assets to Fund Pensions and Meet Other…
Benjamin Lepak
January 22, 2020
The Need for a Knowledge and Skills Audit of…
Byron Schlomach
March 26, 2019
Ten Top Tens: State Rankings Worth Pursuing
Mike Davis
February 20, 2019
Comparing Oklahoma Government Revenues and Spending
Byron Schlomach
March 8, 2018
Rising Above Mere Politics: General Principles for Spending Taxpayers'…
Byron Schlomach
February 1, 2017
Oklahoma is a Medium, Not Low, Tax & Spending State
Byron Schlomach
May 15, 2016
Oklahoma's Billion-Dollar Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust
Byron Schlomach
November 10, 2015