“As we look back on the last four months, my caucus can’t help but think about how in this game of winners and losers, the people who truly lost this legislative session were middle class Oklahomans, and in particular those Oklahomans in rural parts of our state.”

– State House Minority Leader Scott Inman (D-Del City), speaking out against the budget passed by the state legislature late last week. The budget left in place wasteful tax breaks and allowed an income tax cut to go into effect, while leaving some state agencies unable to continue providing services at current levels. (Source)


Carly Putnam joined OK Policy in 2013. As Policy Director, she supervises policy research and strategy. She previously worked as an OK Policy intern, and she was OK Policy's health care policy analyst through July 2020. She graduated from the University of Tulsa in 2013. As a student, she was a participant in the National Education for Women (N.E.W.) Leadership Institute and interned with Planned Parenthood. Carly is a graduate of the Oklahoma Center for Nonprofits Nonprofit Management Certification; the Oklahoma Developmental Disabilities Council’s Partners in Policymaking; The Mine, a social entrepreneurship fellowship in Tulsa; and Leadership Tulsa Class 62. She currently serves on the boards of Restore Hope Ministries and The Arc of Oklahoma. In her free time, she enjoys reading, cooking, and doing battle with her hundred year-old house.

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