QotD 11/22/2017

“I didn’t ask to get old. … I was really hurt and disappointed because they seemed to fool around so much on the budget and they left us to the last.”

– Bob Hooker, a resident at Village at Oakwood Assisted Living Center in Oklahoma City, which receives most of its funding from the Department of Human Services. The facility’s funding was threatened by the budget shortfall (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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