Quote of the Day 5/11/2016

“I’m not qualified to make a judgement about the efficiency of our state’s spending nor if more cuts are appropriate, but I am embarrassed by the fast growing number of our state’s finest public school teachers that have to take a 2nd or even a third job to make ends meet. . . . In this tumultuous time, the state’s oil and gas industry should ‘step up’ and lead the way in surrendering all tax credits.”

-Mike Cantrell, a leader in the Oklahoma Independent Petroleum Association and the 2005 Oilman of the Year, urging oil and gas companies to give up their tax credits to ease the state’s budget crisis (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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