Quote of the Day 6/17/2015

“We sure didn’t choose to make so many and such large reductions all at once this year. But we have faced our financial reality, made the difficult decisions, and I’m confident DHS will survive these unsettling times.”

-Oklahoma Department of Human Services Director Ed Lake, speaking about how the agency is dealing with a $45.2 million funding shortfall. DHS is eliminating the equivalent of 200 positions, cutting reimbursement for developmental disabilities and aging Medicaid waiver program providers, and eliminating state funding for the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program, among other cuts (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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