“Because what do you do when you cut taxes more? You cut spending. You cut education expenditures. Those have immediate, final demand spending effects in the economy. Well, what about all these benefits from low taxes? Well, obviously, it’s not doing very much if you’re lagging in growth.”

-OSU economist Dan Rickman, explaining that deep income tax cuts have hurt Kansas’ economic growth and urging Oklahoma not to continue doing the same. Rickman projects 0.4 percent growth in Oklahoma, compared to 1 percent nationally (Source)


Ryan Gentzler worked at OK Policy from January 2016 until November 2022. He last served as the organization's Reserach Director and oversaw Open Justice Oklahoma. He began at OK Policy as an analyst focusing on criminal justice issues, including sentencing, incarceration, court fines and fees, and pretrial detention. Open Justice Oklahoma grew out of Ryan’s groundbreaking analysis of court records, which was used to inform critical policy debates. A native Nebraskan, he holds a Master of Public Administration degree from the University of Oklahoma and a BA in Institutions and Policy from William Jewell College. He served as an OK Policy Research Fellow in 2014-2015.

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