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Quote of the Day 6/25/2014

“This is not a border security issue. These children are surrendering at the border to get out of harm’s way.”
- Drew Diamond, executive director of the Jewish Federation of Tulsa. Diamond and other members of Tulsa’s faith communities gathered Tuesday to discuss humanitarian needs of the immigrant children being held at Fort Sill (Source: http://bit.ly/1nBIDiN)

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231,000

Number of Oklahomans employed in education or health services, nearly 13 percent of all workers in the state.
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics
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In The Know: Hofmeister beats incumbent Janet Barresi for superintendent nomination

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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More proof that hiking Medicaid copays doesn’t add up

Photo by Robert Neff used under a Creative Commons license.

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Quote of the Day 6/24/2014

“If you have the data you can show one of two things. The prison system can show it does what we say it does and the folks were sufficiently anesthetized or we can show it doesn’t do what we say it does. Without the data, I don’t understand how anyone could come to the conclusion that it meets the constitutional test.”

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In The Know: State fails to autopsy most executed inmates

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98,923

Number of Oklahoma youth that participated in 4-H programs in 2012.
Source: Oklahoma State University Extension, 4-H Youth Development.
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Quote of the Day 6/23/2014

“In one of the hottest primary contests of 2012, Jim Bridenstine upset incumbent Rep. John Sullivan when 25 percent of the District 1 Republican voters showed up in the primary. It gets worse. In 2009, Dewey Bartlett and some city councilors were elected by 30 percent of the voters, and that was in a general election. Then, in 2011, one of the biggest turnovers in City Council history was decided by 16 percent of voters. That was followed in 2013 when 36 percent of the electorate re-elected Bartlett over former Mayor Kathy Taylor.”

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15.6%

The percentage of Oklahomans who have disabilities, nearly one in six Oklahomans.
Source: Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation Services
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In The Know: Pair of DEQ staffers conspired with legislator to torpedo agency funding

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