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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.
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
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
Estimated cost of tax breaks and rebates Oklahoma is giving to the oil and gas industry in FY 2017.
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
Percent of the Oklahoma Department of Corrections budget spent on probation and parole, despite having 45% of offenders in these categories.
Number of Oklahoma children adopted out of foster care in Oklahoma in FY2016, the highest number since 1998
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