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Tuesday, February 21
$1.9 billion

Projected cost of building and operating the three new prisons in the next ten years that would be required under Oklahoma’s current criminal justice policies.

Source: Oklahoma Justice Reform Task Force

Monday, February 20
13.9%

Percentage of Oklahoma adults who reported either binge drinking or chronic drinking of alcohol, the 7th lowest rate in the US.

Source: United Health Foundation

Friday, February 17
12%

Percentage of Oklahoma children who are first-generation immigrants or have at least one parent who is foreign-born. Of these children, 87% are US citizens.

Source: KIDS COUNT

Thursday, February 16
$460.5 million

Estimated cost of tax breaks and rebates Oklahoma is giving to the oil and gas industry in FY 2017.

Source: Oklahoma Tax Commission via Oklahoma Policy Institute

Wednesday, February 15
-10.3%

Percent change in hospital readmission rates among Oklahoma Medicare beneficiaries (2010-2015)

Source: US Department of Health and Human Services

Tuesday, February 14
0

How much federal funding has increased for Oklahoma TANF since the welfare program was turned into a block grant in 1996. Since that year, the funding has lost about a third of its value due to inflation

Source: Center on Budget and Policy Priorities 

Monday, February 13
6%

Percent of the Oklahoma Department of Corrections budget spent on probation and parole, despite having 45% of offenders in these categories.

Source: Oklahoma Justice Reform Task Force

Friday, February 10
2,244

Number of Oklahoma children adopted out of foster care in Oklahoma in FY2016, the highest number since 1998

Source: Oklahoma Department of Human Services

Thursday, February 9
148%

Percent increase in the cost of a ticket for speeding 20mph over the limit between 1992 and 2016, from $107 to $265.25

Source: OK Policy

Wednesday, February 8
35

Oklahoma children and teen deaths per 100,000 in 2014, down from 46 in 2008

Source: KIDS COUNT

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