Quote of the Day 3/17/2015

“I’m not going to cast a vote that’s going to poke a teacher in the eye. I’d much rather put an arm around them and tell them what a good job they do.”

– Sen. Ralph Shortey (R-Oklahoma City), explaining why he voted against a bill that would prohibit Oklahoma educators from paying union dues by state payroll deductions. The bill has already passed the House and will next appear before the full Senate (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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