Quote of the Day 12/19/16

“I help process food stamps and other forms of assistance, but there are many workers here who have had to use those same services. When I started working here almost 11 years ago, the pay seemed OK but cost of living goes up and with no raises, it has become a struggle.”

-Cindy Shewmake, speaking about thousands of Oklahoma state employees at DHS, the Department of Corrections and other agencies who are not being paid a living wage (Source).


Gene Perry worked for OK Policy from 2011 to 2019. 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.

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