Oregon Capital Insider index: This week in Salem by the numbers
Ten numbers from the week in Oregon political news:
• 140,786: The number of low-income Oregon children enrolled in the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP), according to the Georgetown University Center for Children and Healthy Families. Congress allowed funding for the program to expire last weekend.
• 1: Months Oregon Department of Human Services Director Fariborz Pakseresht has been on the job. When asked whether he's counting the days, weeks, or months, Pakrseresht says, "All of them."
• 56: Citations in a 2015 report published by the office of U.S. Rep. Earl Blumenauer, D-Oregon, on improving gun safety, which Bluemenauer re-upped in the wake of Sunday's deadly shooting in Las Vegas.
• $979,794,011: Size of a contract the United States Army has awarded a Clackamas shipbuilding company, Vigor Works, to replace a fleet of aging boats.
• $160,000: Growth in annual income for the state's top 1 percent of income earners between 2009 and 2015, according to a new study this week by the Oregon Center for Public Policy
• $900: Growth in annual income for Oregon's median-income earners.
• $150: Cost of an individual ticket to the Oct. 10 Oregon Business & Industry 2017 Statesman Dinner, a major fundraising event for the newly-merged Associated Oregon Industries and the Oregon Business Association
• 84,367: Number of signatures petitioners who want to repeal part of the state's provider tax say they gathered.
• 59,789: Number of signatures they needed to qualify for the ballot.
• 60: Miles of the Oregon Coast Trail that remain unfinished. Under House Bill 3149, which takes effect today, OPRD and ODOT must submit a plan to finish the 382-mile trail to the legislature by Sept. 15, 2019.
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