“There is just more need than we can handle,” says Stephanie Scrutchins, who determines eligibility.
Copeland, for her part, doesn’t even mention her connection to the governor, acknowledging it only after a visiting reporter brings it up.
“She’s doing a good job,” Copeland says of her niece.
She also declines to discuss Fallin’s rejection of the Medicaid expansion.
“You know, I don’t get into politics,” she says. “I just run my little business here. Hopefully, we’ll do all that we can for the people that come in. Right now I’m looking at all the returns I’ve got for next Thursday night, wondering how in the world we’ll get them done.”
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