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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

Tuesday, February 7
14 percent

How much less Oklahoma spends per Medicaid enrollee below the average for our six border states.

Source: Oklahoma State Treasurer

Monday, February 6
56 percent

Percentage of nonviolent offenders sent to Oklahoma prisons in FY 2015 who had little or no serious criminal history.

Source: Oklahoma Justice Reform Task Force

Friday, February 3
422

Violent crimes per 100,00 of the population in Oklahoma in 2016

Source: America’s Health Rankings

Thursday, February 2
65,788

Number of Oklahoma Medicare beneficiaries who benefited from provisions of the Affordable Care Act closing the Medicare Part D “donut hole” in 2015

Source: US Department of Health and Human Services

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