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Oklahoma Policy Institute
P.O. Box 14347
Tulsa, Oklahoma 74159
United States

Company Description: Oklahoma Policy Institute is a new state policy organization committed to advancing policies aimed at promoting fiscal responsibility, expanding economic...   more

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations


  • B.A.
    University of Alberta
  • Ph.D. , political science
    Cornell University
  • Ph.D.
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David Blatt of the ..., 4 Feb 2014 [cached]
David Blatt of the Oklahoma Policy Institute responded that as Fallin calls for another tax cut, the budget is already $572 million below Fiscal Year 2009 after inflation.
"Especially troubling is that at a time when Medicaid needs new funding just to continue existing services, the governor suggests cutting state funding for Medicaid while continuing to refuse federal funds," Blatt said.
Alliance for Oklahoma's Future :: About Us :: Alliance Members, 9 Sept 2008 [cached]
· *Community Action Project of Tulsa County (David Blatt, Chair)
Oklahoma Center for Consumer and Patient Safety, 17 June 2008 [cached]
David Blatt, PhDOklahoma Center for Consumer and Patient Safety
David Blatt, PhD - Director of Public Policy, Community Action Project .
David Blatt has been the Director of Public Policy for the Community Action Project since November 2000.David is responsible for overseeing the work of the public policy program, which is committed to providing timely and effective information and advocacy on issues affecting low and moderate-income Oklahomans.His work involves conducting research, writing papers, and giving public presentations on topics including state budget and tax policy, the legislative process, family economic self-sufficiency, health care, child care, food assistance and consumer protection.He led a statewide committee that helped develop and release The Self-Sufficiency Standard for Oklahoma in February 2002 and organized the Oklahoma Budget Summit in January 2004.Currently he is chairing the steering committee that is creating the Alliance for Oklahoma's Future, a broad-based coalition geared at promoting responsible and equitable tax policy and fighting TABOR.David was a budget analyst for the State Senate for 3 years prior to joining CAP.He has a Ph.D. in political science from Cornell University and a B.A. from the University of Alberta.
Budget | Oklahoma Political News Service [cached]
"Before wielding the axe to implement deep budget cuts that would harm the state's economy and threaten essential public services, policymakers should be attentive to other options, including the state's $600 million Rainy Day Fund and the potential availability of more than $2 billion in state fiscal relief as part of the economic stimulus package being considered by Congress," said David Blatt, OK Policy's Director of Policy."Read more...
David Blatt, Chair of the Alliance for Oklahoma's Future, issued the following statement in response to the new revenue estimate certified by the State Board of Equalization showing that the Legislature will have $195 million less revenue for the coming fiscal year than initially estimated.
David Blatt, executive director of anti-poverty organization Community Action Project, praised Cargill's effort at Tuesday's meeting of the state House Appropriations and Budget Committee.
"The opposite of being anti-government is not pro-government, it's being for better government," said Blatt. Saving money by eliminating duplication, waste and inefficiency makes more money available for critical public services, he said.
Libertarian Party of Oklahoma- Spending, 13 Mar 2007 [cached]
David Blatt, a spokesman for Alliance for Oklahoma's Future, which opposes the plan, said limiting spending would eliminate lawmaker discretion in distributing state funds and lead to cuts in vital state programs.
"In Oklahoma, SQ 726 is an empty promise that threatens vital programs and would ensure that Oklahoma never has the ability to catch up in areas where we lag behind," he said.
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