It pays to recycle: Lessons from the Budget Crisis

Just a quick post to let you know that the Oklahoman today ran an op-ed setting out the policy proposals we have developed for managing budget downturns. The op-ed was based on the full issue brief and 1-page summary we released last week, which was in turn based on the series of blog posts that we ran last month looking at forecasting, reserve funds, tax cuts and tax expenditures.  If you haven’t had the chance yet to take a look at what we’re proposing, we hope you’ll check out one of these pieces. No word yet on when our proposals will be released as a major motion picture with Happy Meal (TM)  tie-in.


Former Executive Director David Blatt joined OK Policy in 2008 and served as its Executive Director from 2010 to 2019. He previously served as Director of Public Policy for Community Action Project of Tulsa County and as a budget analyst for the Oklahoma State Senate. He has a Ph.D. in political science from Cornell University and a B.A. from the University of Alberta. David has been selected as Political Scientist of the Year by the Oklahoma Political Science Association, Local Social Justice Champion by the Dan Allen Center for Social Justice, and Public Citizen of the Year by the National Association of Social Workers.

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