Quote of the Day 2/6/2017

“There should be a comprehensive plan in place that addresses pay for working professionals in the state. (This) shouldn’t be a political football that’s kicked around. (Employees) may be 10 years without a raise simply because their agency is too large. It would just be a huge blow to see people forgotten time and time again.”

-Oklahoma Department of Human Services employee Cindy Shewmake, speaking about the need to increase pay for state workers, who make 23.5 percent less on average than comparable positions elsewhere (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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