QotD 11/8/2017

“I’m imploring Republican and Democratic House members to vote for this measure … so that we help fill our budget hole for the current fiscal year as well as put Oklahoma on a more stable budget path. … Let’s prove to Oklahomans that we can solve our difficult budget problem and move our state forward.”

– Gov. Mary Fallin, urging the House to pass the comprehensive budget plan, HB 1054, approved by the Senate earlier this week (Source). The House is scheduled to vote on the measure on Wednesday. Call your Representative and urge them to vote yes


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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