Quote of the Day | December 20, 2018

“There was a lot of legislation that actually puts us on a much stabler footing and more sound, balanced budget. We do have economic growth, which is always good, also, but the majority of it, yes, was by legislative action.”

-House Appropriations Chair Kevin Wallace, R-Wellston, pointing out that much of Oklahoma’s projected revenue growth next year would not exist without recent tax increases [Source: Enid News & Eagle]


Gene Perry joined OK Policy in January 2011. 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. Gene also serves on the board of the Oklahoma Sustainability Network, is a trustee of the Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence, is a member of Investigative Reporters and Editors, and has chaired the communications advisory committee for the State Priorities Partnership, a nationwide network of state fiscal policy think tanks. He lives in Tulsa with his wife Kara Joy McKee, who is a Tulsa City Councilor.

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