Quote of the Day | February 1, 2019

“We’re at the bottom in funding, but we’re in the middle in terms of our outcomes. You get us to the middle in funding, we’re No. 1 in the nation. We are the No. 1 state in the nation for how we prevent, address, and treat mental illness and addiction.”

-Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services Commissioner Terri White, speaking about the agency’s request for a $164 million budget increase next year [Source: Public Radio Tulsa]


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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