qotd 07/06/17

“They have to move forward with their budget and have faith that if the courts do strike all of part of the new revenue, the Legislature will go to special session immediately (to find a way to replace the money). I know there’s a lot of angst and anxiety from all parts of state government around the lawsuits.”

– Sean Hime, executive director of the Oklahoma State School Boards Association, on school districts’ difficulties building their budgets for the upcoming school year (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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