QOTD (9/18/17)

“Our constituents did not send us to the Capitol to simply make across the board cuts and walk away claiming ‘we tried’. The people of Oklahoma expect more from us than a short-term, Band-Aid budget fix which fills the immediate budget hole, but does nothing to address the budget problems we are facing next year.”

– Senate Minority Leader John Sparks (D-Norman) on the importance of addressing the structural budget deficit in the upcoming special legislative 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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