Welcome to Ried
Founded in 1997, the Research Institute for Economic Development (RIED) has analyzed thousands of pieces of legislation to annually produce an analysis of each legislator’s voting record.
RIED is a 501(c) 6 non-profit, non-partisan organization that evaluates the extent to which individual Oklahoma legislators act to advance business interests through their service in the legislature.
RIED is non-partisan. We do not lobby issues, endorse candidates or campaigns. All data presented in this site is obtained from legislative, government and private sector sources. The material is not intended to be and does not constitute an endorsement of any kind or to be or to represent an official source.
“The mission of the Research Institute for Economic Development is to promote economic growth through the evaluation of business, job and economic growth issues considered by the Oklahoma Legislature.”
HOW FAR WE’VE COME
RIED was created in 1997 by a joint task force of the Oklahoma City, Tulsa and State Chambers of Commerce. For twenty years, the Institute has analyzed thousands of pieces of legislation and evaluated the extent to which each legislator acts to advance or hold back business issues. RIED’s positive impact since its inception is clearly illustrated by the fact that Legislative advocacy for business, jobs and economic growth has improved from thirty two percent in 1998 to over sixty percent today.
2019 HIGHEST SCORES
These legislators earned the highest RIED score of 91 during the 2019 legislative session.Speaker Charles McCallRep. Dean DavisRep. Jim GregoRep. Lundy KigerRep. Nicole MillerRep. Mike OsburnRep. Tammy West
2019 HIGHEST SCORES
These legislators earned the highest RIED score of 91 during the 2019 legislative session.Senator Bill ColemanSenator Kim DavidSenator Chuck HallSenator John HasteSenator Lonnie PaxtonSenator Dave RaderSenator Paul Rosino
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- MILITARY IMPACT
- RURAL ECONOMIC GROWTH
- TORT REFORM
- JOB CREATION
- SMALL BUSINESS
- WORKERS’ COMPENSATION
- CRIMINAL JUSTICE