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Quote of the Day 7/28/2014

“Hunger doesn’t take a summer vacation. We are seeing more people — the working poor, the homeless, families with kids because school isn’t in session. (More) people are coming because it’s summer, and money gets tighter.”
- Meghann Ray, spokeswoman for Iron Gate, a soup kitchen and food pantry in downtown Tulsa (Source: http://bit.ly/1plcoqL)
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10,050,000

Bushels of soybeans produced by Oklahoma farmers in 2013.
Source: United States Department of Agriculture, National Agriculture Statistics Service.
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The Weekly Wonk July 27, 2014

The Weekly Wonk is a summary of Oklahoma Policy Institute’s events, publications, blog posts, and coverage. Numbers of the Day and Policy Notes are from our daily news briefing, In The KnowClick here to subscribe to In The Know.

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The OK Policy Podcast: Episode 1

Here’s the first episode of a new weekly podcast from OK Policy. This week, we share some of the most important Oklahoma headlines, bust some myths surrounding the migrant children at Fort Sill, and discuss one of the largest business subsidies in Oklahoma.

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In The Know: Records show same drugs used in botched OK, AZ executions

In The Know is a daily synopsis of Oklahoma policy-related news and blogs. Inclusion of a story does not necessarily mean endorsement by the Oklahoma Policy Institute.

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Quote of the Day 7/25/2014

“It’s really critical, and it’s hard to put a value on it. The doctors so often in abuse and neglect cases are able to look at the physical evidence, the injuries being presented, and be able from a medical perspective to determine whether the explanation going along with those injuries are even medically possible.”

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7.5%

Percentage of wage and salary workers in Oklahoma that were members of a union in 2013.
Source: US Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.
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Upcoming Event: The Legacy of Gov. Henry Bellmon

Oklahoma Policy Institute will honor Governor Henry Bellmon with the 2014 Good Sense/Good Cents Award, followed by a panel discussion on the Bellmon legacy, on Monday August 4th from 1:00 – 3:00 pm at the Lorton Performance Center on the University of Tulsa Campus. The events are free and open to the public.

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In The Know: Education board stalls process to create new standards

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Quote of the Day 7/24/2014

“This is no way a solution — that’s the sad part. We will surely turn away hundreds of people on Sunday, and I hope that out there, somebody is working on a solution because this helps some folks, but it’s a drop in the bucket.”
- Tres Savage, president of Remote Area Medical Oklahoma, speaking about an upcoming event to provide free vision, dental and limited medical care to hundreds of Oklahomans over two days (Source: http://bit.ly/1x4hIAc)

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