Quote of the Day 2-29-2016

“If you remove all the agencies that deal with core services and then eliminated everything else altogether, you’d only close the budget gap by about $500 million — less than half of the shortfall. That means education, which gets about half of the budget, could face a budget cut of $400 million. Other core services would be cut as well. And when all is said and done, every man, woman and child in the state will be negatively affected.”

-Sen. Mike Mazzei (R-Tulsa), who called for eliminating tax breaks, pausing off-the-top increases to roads funding, and delaying an income tax cut to help deal with Oklahoma’s $1.3 billion budget shortfall (Source)


Gene Perry worked for OK Policy from 2011 to 2019. He is a native Oklahoman and a citizen of the Cherokee Nation. He graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a B.A. in history and an M.A. in journalism.

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