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Oklahoma K-12 schools paid out $8,769 per student in 2017-18, NEA reports

Public schools in Oklahoma spent $8,769 per student based on average daily attendance (ADA) figures, the third lowest expenditure level among the 50 states and the District of Columbia, according to a National Education Association report.

13.1% of Oklahoma residents live in poverty, Census Bureau finds

Oklahoma residents living below the poverty line in 2017-18 made up 13.1 percent of the state’s population, the 16th highest rank among the 50 states and the District of Columbia, according to new Census Bureau data.

Oklahoma offers 40 incentives for energy efficiencies, renewables

Policies and incentives promoting renewable energy and energy efficiency in Oklahoma number 40, the 38th highest rank among the 50 states and the District of Columbia, according to data analyzed in a federally funded database.

Oklahoma schools get 44.2% of their funds from local taxes, NEA reports

More than 44 percent of Oklahoma public education funding comes from local tax revenues, the 22nd highest level among the 50 states, according to data from the National Education Association.

2nd-quarter state tax collections in Oklahoma reach $3.1 billion, Census Bureau reports

State tax revenues in Oklahoma amount to $3.1 billion in the second quarter of 2019, the 31st highest tally among the 50 states and the District of Columbia, according to newly released data from the U.S. Census Bureau.

2017-18 teacher pay in Oklahoma averaged $46,300

Teachers’ salaries in Oklahoma averaged $46,300 for the 2017-2018 school year, the third lowest rank among the 50 states and the District of Columbia, according to data analyzed by the National Education Association (NEA).

1st-quarter state tax collections in Oklahoma reach $2.4 billion, Census Bureau reports

State tax revenues in Oklahoma amount to $2.4 billion in the first quarter of 2019, the 31st highest tally among the 50 states and Washington, D.C., according to newly released data from the U.S. Census Bureau.

Oklahoma’s public pensions are 70.1 percent government funded

Taxpayer contributions to Oklahoma’s public pension funds in 2018 amounted to 70.1 percent of the total, the 24th highest ratio among the 50 states, according to newly released data by the U.S. Census Bureau.

Total state tax collections in Oklahoma reach $8.5 billion, Census Bureau reports

State tax revenues in Oklahoma amount to $8.5 billion, the 32nd highest tally among the 50 states, according to newly released data from the U.S. Census Bureau.

Lawton’s concentrated poverty rate is the highest in Oklahoma

The Lawton metro area’s share of extreme poverty – neighborhoods where at least 40 percent of residents live below the poverty level – is the highest in Oklahoma, according to a new analysis from the website 24/7 Wall St.

Oklahoma earns grade of C for manufacturing health

Oklahoma received a grade of C on a scorecard developed by Ball State University to gauge the health of each state’s manufacturing sector.

Dan Belcher Pledges to Support Term Limits on Congress

U.S. Term Limits (USTL), the leader in the non-partisan national movement to limit terms for elected officials, praises candidate Dan Belcher, 2020 U.S. House candidate for Oklahoma (district 5), for signing the pledge for an amendment to term limit Congress.

Terry Neese Pledges to Support Term Limits on Congress

U.S. Term Limits (USTL), the leader in the non-partisan national movement to limit terms for elected officials, praises candidate Terry Neese, 2020 U.S. House candidate for Oklahoma (district 5), for signing the pledge for an amendment to term limit Congress. Neese is the first signer in this race.

Ellis County’s $3,266-per-month cost of living is the highest in Oklahoma

Residents of Ellis County need to make $3,266 every month to maintain a modest standard of living, making it the most expensive place to live in Oklahoma.

Oklahoma’s public pensions are 72.9% government funded

Taxpayer contributions to Oklahoma’s public pension funds in 2017 amounted to 72.9 percent of the total, the 22nd highest ratio among the 50 states, according to newly released data by the U.S. Census Bureau.

Oklahoma disabled veterans still awaiting action on home loan fee refunds

Despite facing a July 31 target deadline, the Veterans Benefits Administration has yet to provide refunds to tens of thousands of disabled veterans who were erroneously charged home loan funding fees.

Average student loan debt for graduates in Oklahoma is $26,270, study finds

College graduates in Oklahoma have an average debt burden of $26,270, according to a study by the website 24/7 Wall St. examining average student loan debt in the 50 states.

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