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The Oklahoma Academy Is a nonpartisan, non profit membership organization Provides a voice for Oklahomans Conducts objective, thorough public policy research.

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1 The Oklahoma Academy Is a nonpartisan, non profit membership organization Provides a voice for Oklahomans Conducts objective, thorough public policy research Holds an annual Town Hall conference, and most importantly… MOVES IDEAS INTO ACTION

2 Academy Town Hall recommendations don’t sit on the shelf. We’re moving Oklahoma toward New Horizons by Moving Ideas Into Action. (Hey, that’s our motto after all!) Here’s a sampling of recommendations we’ve successfully implemented -

3 Health: Increased tax on tobacco products and passed the Youth Access to Tobacco Act Healthy options in school vending machines and increased PE for kids K-8 Community Action Initiatives: Fit Kids Coalition Certified Healthy Businesses & Communities

4 Education: Expanded the Academic Achievement Awards program Increased high school mentor programs to decrease drop-out rate Creation of Endowed Chairs Program Charter School expansion beyond metro areas

5 Environment &Sustainability: Enhanced clean air initiatives Encouraged state agencies to use Oklahoma green power/green tags; thus encouraging citizens to make use of renewable energy Eucha-Spavinaw Management Act Producer tax credits for value-added marketing and venture are now transferrable to state agencies

6 Energy & Alternative Energy: Continued funding of Oklahoma Wind Power Initiative Creation of the Oklahoma Renewable Energy Transmission Advisory Task Force Expanded federal tax credits to gas exploration and non-traditional fuel development Creation of the Oklahoma Bio-energy Center

7 Economic Development & Infrastructure: Enhanced telecommunications connectivity in rural areas of the state Creation of a municipal cost-share program to assist eligible communities and rural water districts in implementing conservation and best management practices

8 The Oklahoma Academy is Moving Ideas Into Action, and we are moving our great state toward New Horizons! We’re set for take-off and we want you on board! my.org


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