QotD 3/28/18

“I think the main thing is all members of the Legislature pay attention to what’s going on in their districts. I think that more than anything is what broke the logjam.”

– Mickey Thompson, leader of an initiative petition to raise oil and gas production taxes, giving credit to constituent activism for motivating House members to approve tax increases to fund a teacher pay raise 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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