“I don’t make enough money to pay all the bills. We pick and choose what bills to pay every month.”

-Stan E. Spence, who was injured at his job last year and receives worker’s compensation payments of $571 each week. A 2013 change to benefits for worker’s compensation gave Oklahoma the second-lowest maximum temporary total disability benefit in the nation (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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