QotD 11/7/2017

“Members, we have been extremely frustrated for the five or six weeks that we’ve been in special session, and frustrated before months before that. We have been frustrated that we have not been able to put a vote on the board to be statesmen, to be leaders and to put this state on the right path. My hope is that when we do this, we will show the way to the chamber across the rotunda to do the same.”

– Senate President Pro Tempore Mike Schulz (R-Altus), debating in favor of a comprehensive revenue package that the Oklahoma Senate passed by a 37-5 vote on Monday (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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