Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs
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The Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs (OCPA) is a conservative state-based think tank and member of the State Policy Network. The OCPA states that its mission is to "accumulate, evaluate, and disseminate public policy ideas and information for Oklahoma consistent with the principles of free enterprise, limited government, and individual initiative."
In its 2006 IRS Form 990, the Cato Institute stated that it provided a grant of $50,000 to the Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs. Please see SPN Funding and Contributions of the Bradley Foundation for more.
Ties to the American Legislative Exchange Council
The Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs has ties to the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) through its membership in several ALEC "task forces".
OCPA president, Michael Carnuccio, is a member of the Energy, Environment and Agriculture Task Force and Jason Sutton, former Policy Impact Director for OCPA, was also a member of the Health and Human Services Task Force.
Jonathan Small of the OCPA has also represented the think tank on the Tax and Fiscal Policy Task Force. He participated in a panel discussion, "Debunking Tax Myths" at the 2012 Spring Task Force Summit.
ALEC is a corporate bill mill. It is not just a lobby or a front group; it is much more powerful than that. Through ALEC, corporations hand state legislators their wishlists to benefit their bottom line. Corporations fund almost all of ALEC's operations. They pay for a seat on ALEC task forces where corporate lobbyists and special interest reps vote with elected officials to approve “model” bills. Learn more at the Center for Media and Democracy's ALECexposed.org, and check out breaking news on our PRWatch.org site.
- Michael C. Carnuccio, President
- Brian Bush, Executive Vice President
- Brandon Dutcher, Vice President for Policy
- Karma Robinson, Vice President for Development
- Jonathan Small, Fiscal Policy Director
- Tina Korbe, Policy Impact Director
- Total Revenue: $3,060,027
- Total Expenses: $1,806,961
- Net Assets: $$3,456,211
- Total Revenue: $1,385,424.00
- Total Expenses: $1,412,168.00
- Net Assets:$2,205,719.00
- Total Revenue: $1,062,784.00
- Total Expenses: $1,064,986.00
- Net Assets: $2,217,243.00
1401 N. Lincoln Blvd.
Oklahoma City, OK 73104
Phone: (405) 602-1667
Fax: (405) 602-1238
Email: ocpa AT ocpathink.org
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