Quote of the Day 5/24/2016

“Our state lawmakers will announce a budget this week. It will cut aid to Oklahoma’s poor and needy. It will cut the revenue available to most state agencies. Key lawmakers say it won’t hurt education as badly as some predicted. Unfortunately, the damage has already been done.”

-The Editorial Board of the Bartlesville Examiner-Enterprise, on the widespread cuts announced in school districts across the state in anticipation of falling state aid (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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