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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

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

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

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

Monday, April 14

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

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

Source: American Mental Health Counselors Association

Thursday, April 10

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

Source: The Tulsa World

Wednesday, April 9
64 percent

Percentage of Oklahoma voters in a recent poll who opposed providing tax breaks to oil and gas companies for using horizontal drilling.

Source: Global Strategy Group

Tuesday, April 8

Number of earthquakes of magnitude 3 or higher in Oklahoma so far this year, matching the total for all of 2013.

Source: Oklahoma Geological Survey via Bloomberg News

Monday, April 7
24.6 percent

Percent of African-American children in Oklahoma who have asthma, more than twice the rates for white (7.9), Hispanic (7.5), or American Indian (10.3) children.

Source: Oklahoma Health Department

Friday, April 4

Average homeowners’ insurance rate in Oklahoma in March 2014. Oklahoma average annual insurance rates are the highest in the nation.