Insider index: This week by the numbers
Ten numbers from the week in Oregon political news:
• 3: 2018 Gubernatorial candidates — with the official addition of incumbent Democrat Kate Brown.
• 1.5 million: Pieces of mail the revenue department processed during this year's tax season
• 21: Days until the Oregon Summit, the biennial gathering of Oregon's Democratic Party
• 25.3 billion: Oregon's pension deficit, in dollars, according to an actuarial analysis released this week
• 28: Percentage of Oregon Medicaid dollars — state and federal — that went to administrative costs in 2016
• $985,000: Cost of issuing $100 million in bonds being used to remove part of the Elliott State Forest from its obligations to the Common School Fund
• 11: Number of delegations Secretary of State Dennis Richardson has led to China. Number 12 — Richardson's first as SOS — is scheduled for November and was criticized by ethics expert this week in The Oregonian.
• 30: Percentage of Bend's lodging tax that the Oregon Restaurant and Lodging Association argues must go to tourism promotion under state law. The lobbying group and two local hotels sued the City of Bend this week saying that the city dedicated less than that and used the difference to fix roads.
• 70,000: The estimated number of Oregonians in long-term care, according to reporting this week by Willamette Week's Nigel Jaquiss
• 6.5: Percentage of initiative petitions that have qualified for the ballot since 2006, according to the Register-Guard
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