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Wednesday, April 10

Percentage of Oklahoma’s TANF or ‘welfare’ recipients who are children, FY 2012

Source: OKDHS

Tuesday, April 9

Number of Oklahoma small businesses now eligible for a new health insurance tax credit under the Affordable Care Act, a federal income tax credit worth $746/year on average for each worker provided health coverage

Source: Families USA

Monday, April 8

Number of low to moderate income working Oklahomans claiming the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) on their federal return, roughly 13 percent of filers in 2012

Source: IRS

Friday, April 5

Percentage of Oklahomans who do not have a bank account at a financial institution

Source: FDIC via OK Policy Blog

Thursday, April 4

Net economic value lost in Oklahoma through payday lending interest payments made by state residents

Source: Insight Center for Community Economic Development

Wednesday, April 3

Percentage of Oklahoma’s roads that rate “as critical or inadequate” in terms of safety, 2013

Source: American Society of Civil Engineers 

Tuesday, April 2

The number of states with no income tax (out of 9) that have a higher rate of unemployment than Oklahoma

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

Monday, April 1

The proportion of Oklahoma children that participate in a local library program, FY 2009

Source:  Institute of Museum and Library Services 

Thursday, March 28

Increase in the number of murders committed in Oklahoma from 2010 to 2011

Source: Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation

Wednesday, March 27

Low-income households without public housing/rental assistance who pay more than half their income each month in gross rent, 10 percent of Oklahoma’s renters in 2011

Source: Center on Budget and Policy Priorities