qotd 01/05/17

“Well, we are obviously circumventing the legislative process. We don’t have a lot of faith in the legislative process, and I think it’s fair to say most Oklahomans would agree with that.”

– Mickey Thompson, former director of the Oklahoma Independent Petroleum Association and founder and director of Restore Oklahoma Now, a nonprofit created to draft a ballot initiative that could restore oil and gas gross production taxes to 7 percent, with most of the new revenues earmarked for education (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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