QotD 12/20/2017

“Without going ahead and saying that we’ll spend money, you’re looking at provider-rate cuts on Jan. 1. I mean, all of this is indicative of the fact that we don’t have the recurring revenue.”

– Rep. Jason Dunnington (D-Oklahoma City), explaining the need to direct additional funds to the Oklahoma Health Care Authority and the Department of Human Services in the legislature’s second special session (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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