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Wednesday, April 23
$267 million

Oklahoma Tax Commission estimate of cost in 2019 of SB 1246, which would lower top income tax rate to 4.85%. The Commission cannot estimate the full impact because its simulation model doesn’t extend that far into the future.

Source: Oklahoma Tax Commission

Tuesday, April 22
$13.7 million

How much CTB/McGraw-Hill was paid this year to conduct Oklahoma school testing, which has been disrupted by technology problems for the second year in a row.

Source: NewsOK

Monday, April 21
8,000

Increase in leisure and hospitality sector jobs in Oklahoma since March 2013, more than one-third of all new jobs in Oklahoma over the past year.

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

Friday, April 18
48.3 percent

Percentage of Oklahoma adults making less than $15,000 a year who are limited in some activities because of a disability or mental illness, 2012.

Source: Centers for Disease Control

Thursday, April 17
$119.2 million

How much Oklahoma needs to increase funding for SoonerCare, Mental Health, and the Department of Human Services just to maintain existing services.

Source: Oklahoma Policy Institute

Wednesday, April 16
48th

Oklahoma’s rank out of all fifty states and the District of Columbia for the share of personal income going to state and local taxes in 2011.

Source: Oklahoma Policy Institute

Tuesday, April 15
$8.87

The median hourly wage for food preparation and serving workers in Oklahoma City.

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

Monday, April 14
56

Number of candidates for the Oklahoma House and Senate who are running unopposed in 2014, out of 126 races.

Source: Oklahoma State Election Board

Friday, April 11
113,000

Number of Oklahomans with a serious mental illness or substance abuse disorder who are uninsured.

Source: American Mental Health Counselors Association

Thursday, April 10
419

The number of Oklahoma candidates who filed for state or federal office on Wednesday. Filing continues through 5pm on Friday.

Source: The Tulsa World