Friday, August 17, 2012

Number of inmates housed in private, for-profit prisons in Oklahoma, 3rd most nationally behind only Florida and Texas in 2010

Source: The Sentencing Project

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Percentage of children in Oklahoma who live in working families earning less than 200 percent of the federal poverty level, less than $36,620/yr for a family of three

Source: Working Poor Families Project

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Number of uninsured Oklahoma adults below the poverty line who will become eligible for health insurance coverage in 2014 if the state opts-in to Medicaid expansion under the new federal health care law

Source: Oklahoma Policy Institute

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Percentage of the homes damaged or destroyed by recent wildfires in Oklahoma that were uninsured; 1,283 homes and businesses have been hit since July 28th

Source: Tulsa World

Monday, August 13, 2012

Number of low-income, uninsured women in Oklahoma who received breast and cervical cancer treatment through the state’s Medicaid program during FY 2012

Source: Oklahoma Health Care Authority

Friday, August 10, 2012

Number of jobs lost in state and local government in Oklahoma in June, the largest job loss of any employment sector in the state.

Source: Oklahoma Employment Security Commission

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Number of veterans who used VA health services in Oklahoma in FY 2011, about a third of veterans living in the state.

Source: Dept. of Veterans Affairs

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Number of volunteers in Oklahoma serving in AmeriCorps, SeniorCorps, or a similiar program, 2011-2012

Source: Corporation for National and Community Service

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Number of months, out of the last 28 since April 2010, where the temperature in Oklahoma finished warmer than average.

Source:  Oklahoma Climatological Survey

Monday, August 6, 2012

The cost of an average residential electricity bill in Oklahoma, ranked 24th nationally, 2009

Source:  EIA via Oklahoma Policy Institute