Quote of the Day 5/10/16

“That could be an important step in moving away from an incremental budget process and moving toward a priorities-based, strategic-based budget process. You may have agencies whose needs are based on population demographics, and those demographics may be changing in one direction for a period of time, and their needs will be greater than a simple 3-percent or 5-percent increase.”

-Russell Evans, executive director of the Oklahoma City University Economic Research and Policy Institute, on a proposal to implement multi-year budget projections (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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