Quote of the Day | July 13, 2018

“The parents just couldn’t afford their co-payments so they could bring their kids. They wanted to, but they just couldn’t afford it.”

-Oklahoma daycare owner Kent Lynn, who said increased regulation and decreased state funding have made it hard for daycares to serve low-income families at a price they can pay. He said he had to close a center this year due to low attendance. [NewsOn6]


Gene Perry joined OK Policy in January 2011. 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. Gene also serves on the board of the Oklahoma Sustainability Network, is a trustee of the Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence, is a member of Investigative Reporters and Editors, and has chaired the communications advisory committee for the State Priorities Partnership, a nationwide network of state fiscal policy think tanks. He lives in Tulsa with his wife Kara Joy McKee, who is a Tulsa City Councilor.

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