Quote of the Day 8/15/17

“I encourage all voters who subscribe to the philosophy of loving your neighbors as yourselves, to call your legislators and Gov. Fallin today. Tell them you want a bill passed putting to the vote of the people, a state question allowing legislation lowering and raising revenue, to pass by a simple majority! Nothing more than a simple majority.”

– Former Oklahoma state senator Ed Long, arguing for the repeal of the three-quarters majority for revenue-raising measures in the Oklahoma Legislature (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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