Mothers and infants provided food, diapers and basic health care by Planned Parenthood’s West Tulsa WIC clinic last year; the clinic closed after the state terminated their contract.
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Amount Oklahoma appropriated for higher education per every $1,000 in state personal income in 2011, down from $10.39 twenty years ago in 1991
Source: Center for the Study of Education Policy via Demos
Number of states with a photo ID requirement for voters; 6 of those states passed the requirement in the past year
Percentage of fire departments in Oklahoma that are all-volunteer, compared to 71 percent nationally in 2010.
Share of Oklahoma households’ median income that is paid in premiums for employer-based family health insurance coverage, 2009
Source: The Commonwealth Fund
The number of states, including Oklahoma, that have a federally licensed spaceport (a base from which a spacecraft could be launched)
The number of registered library borrowers in Oklahoma in 2009, nearly half (46 percent) the state’s residents
Source: U.S. Census Bureau
Oklahoma’s rank for the rate of female death due to firearms, 4.6 women per 100,000, compared to just 2.8 women nationally
Source: Kaiser Family Foundation