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Monday, March 11
67 percent

Percentage of nursing home residents in Oklahoma that have their care paid for through Medicaid.

Source: OHCA via Oklahoma Policy Institute

Friday, March 8

The number of disabled workers in Oklahoma receiving a monthly OASDI (Old-Age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance) benefit from Social Security, about 5 percent of working age adults in 2011

Source: U.S. Social Security Administration

Thursday, March 7

Amount of money allocated by Oklahoma in the last two years for adult basic education centers, which offer GED prep courses and teach basic math and reading skills,  previously allotted between $2-3M dollars annually by the state

Source:  The Lawton Constitution

Wednesday, March 6
$125 M

Amount the Governor’s tax plan would cost the state in revenue when fully implemented

Source: OKPolicy Blog

Tuesday, March 5

Number of convicted felons in Oklahoma, making them ineligible to vote, unable to receive federal student loans, and barred from working in a litany of professions.

Source: American Elections Project

Monday, March 4

The number of Department of Defense civilian employees in Oklahoma who will be furloughed as a result of the sequester, reducing their gross pay by $123.9 million 

Source: The White House

Friday, March 1
$31 million

Amount Oklahoma would need to fund the Reading Sufficiency Act’s ban on social promotion at equivalent levels to Florida.

Source: OK Policy Blog

Thursday, February 28
6.7 percent

Percentage of the total population enrolled in HMOs in Oklahoma, compared to 22.5% nationally in 2011

Source: Kaiser Family Foundation

Wednesday, February 27
43.8 percent

Percentage of Oklahoma households without enough cash, savings or liquid assets to subsist at the poverty level for three months in the absence of income, like job loss or sudden inability to work

Source: CFED

Tuesday, February 26
1/2 of 1 percent

Percentage of people on SNAP (or food stamps) in Oklahoma who were found ineligible for the program due to inaccurate information on their application,  3,465 out of nearly 615,000 Oklahomans in 2011

Source: USDA