Protecting investments in children for a stronger economy and improved public safety
Oklahoma is facing one of the nation’s largest budget crises, with a projected shortfall of more than $1 billion. Lawmakers made drastic cuts to programs in 2016 and will be pressured to make even more cuts in 2017. Our members in Oklahoma, who range from police chiefs to business executives, are advocating to protect investments in programs proven to help at-risk children succeed in life. Currently, Oklahoma ranks 42nd in the nation in terms child well-being, due to factors such as economic security, health, and education.