QOTD (11/13/17)

“My response is until they have, they have not. Until there is a solution that has been voted on, agreed on, and voted on and communicated to the agency, they have not come up with a solution.”

–  Brett Coble, president of the board for the Oklahoma Association of Health Care Providers, defending state agency heads’ decisions to send letters of notification to Oklahomans who may lose services due to the state budget crisis despite lawmakers’ promises that they would provide the necessary funding. (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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