“We understand that it is raining and that is what the Rainy Day Fund was created for.  It will help mitigate the situation to get us through this year. Next year, we still have some tough decisions to make as we prepare our budget.”

– Senate Pro Tem Brian Bingman (R-Sapulpa) on the decision of Gov. Fallin and legislative leaders to tap the Rainy Day Fund for public schools and the Department of Corrections (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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