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Friday, October 20
26

Average number of new crimes per year created by Oklahoma policymakers over the last six years.

Source: Manhattan Institute

Thursday, October 19
$116

Average cost of fees to obtain an occupational license in Oklahoma

Source: Institute for Justice

Wednesday, October 18
$465 million

Net loss of Oklahoma’s state revenue due to the capital gains tax break, 2010-2014, according to a study for Oklahoma’s Incentive Evaluation Commission.

Source: PFM Group Consulting LLC

Tuesday, October 17
6.2 years

Average prison sentence for Oklahoma women sentenced for drug possession in 2016, a 29 percent increase from a decade ago.

Source: Reveal

Monday, October 16
-29.8%

Change in Oklahoma’s average monthly participation in the Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC), 2006-2016

Source: Food Research and Action Center

Friday, October 13
$688

How much Oklahoma’s total per pupil funding of public schools decreased from 2006 to 2016, a 7.3 percent drop.

Source: OK Policy analysis of Oklahoma State Department of Education data

Thursday, October 12
76%

Percentage of Oklahomans eligible for SNAP participating in the program in 2014

Source: FRAC

Wednesday, October 11
40th

Oklahoma’s ranking for energy efficiency policies out of all 50 states. On the same scorecard, Oklahoma City ranked 50th out of the 51 largest US cities.

Source: American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy

Tuesday, October 10
13.8%

Oklahoma’s uninsured rate in 2016, third highest in the U.S. below only Texas and Alaska.

Source: U.S. Census

Monday, October 9
67%

Percentage of Oklahoma voters who want lawmakers to pass a “comprehensive revenue plan” in special session that avoids budget cuts and allows for a teacher pay raise and other funding priorities.

Source: Global Strategy Group poll

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