Quote of the Day 6/20/2014

“This year’s budget is filled with many questionable money grabs and accounting gimmicks. Lawmakers had to resort to unorthodox tactics because they were unwilling to close tax loopholes and end unnecessary tax breaks that are draining revenue. Balancing the budget by raiding a scholarship trust fund is one broken promise that must not be allowed to stand.”

– OK Policy Executive Director David Blatt, writing about the legislature’s decision to raid the Oklahoma Promise scholarship fund in an attempt to balance the budget. Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt said Thursday that the revenue transfer was unlawful (Source: http://bit.ly/1lDNinz)


Carly Putnam joined OK Policy in 2013. As Policy Director, she supervises policy research and strategy. She previously worked as an OK Policy intern, and she was OK Policy's health care policy analyst through July 2020. She graduated from the University of Tulsa in 2013. As a student, she was a participant in the National Education for Women (N.E.W.) Leadership Institute and interned with Planned Parenthood. Carly is a graduate of the Oklahoma Center for Nonprofits Nonprofit Management Certification; the Oklahoma Developmental Disabilities Council’s Partners in Policymaking; The Mine, a social entrepreneurship fellowship in Tulsa; and Leadership Tulsa Class 62. She currently serves on the boards of Restore Hope Ministries and The Arc of Oklahoma. In her free time, she enjoys reading, cooking, and doing battle with her hundred year-old house.

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