QOTD (11/27/17)

“We have the opportunity to do a whole lot better than we did last time, but at the same time, I don’t think there’s going to be some magical ah-ha moment. It may, for some of them, very well dig them in deeper. I think those 32 are holding up what I believe the people who elected me sent me here to fix.”

– Sen. Greg McCortney (R-Ada) expressing skepticism that another budget special session will yield different results than the budget bill that Gov. Fallin vetoed at the end of the recently-ended special session (Source)


Courtney Cullison worked for OK Policy from 2017 to 2020 as a policy analyst focused on issues of economic opportunity and financial security. Before coming to OK Policy, Courtney worked in higher education, holding faculty positions at the University of Texas at Tyler and at Connors State College in eastern Oklahoma. A native Oklahoman, she received an Honors B.A. in Political Science from Oklahoma State University, and an M.A. and Ph.D. with emphasis in congressional politics and public policy from the University of Oklahoma. While at OU, Courtney was a fellow at the Carl Albert Congressional Research and Studies Center. As a professor she taught classes in American politics, public policy, and research methods and conducted original research with a focus on the relationship between representatives and the constituents they serve.

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