QotD 10/25/2017

“Democrats have made it perfectly clear they will not vote for any plan that does not include a [gross production tax] increase. It’s not on this plan, so there is no way we will have the votes to reach the magical number. It’s not rocket science.”

– Rep. Roger Ford (R-Midwest City), predicting that the budget proposal put forth by Gov. Fallin and House and Senate Republican leadership this week would fail (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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