Quote of the Day | June 13, 2019

“[Department of Corrections staff] are the subject matter experts. Please do not become the Legislature and treat them like second-class citizens.”

-Former Oklahoma Department of Corrections Director Joe Allbaugh, speaking to the Board of Corrections after he abruptly resigned yesterday [The Oklahoman]


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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