Insider Index: This week in Salem by the numbers
Ten numbers that illustrate some of this week's big, and small, Oregon political stories:
• $213 million: Tax breaks Oregon has promised online retailer Amazon, more than any other state, according to the Portland Business Journal
• 2: State representatives who have left office since the 2017 session ended, with this week's departure of Mark Johnson, a Republican from Hood River, to head Oregon Business and Industry
• 50,000: Human urine samples that perennial congressional candidate Art Robinson, of Cave Junction, wants to collect for a project on diagnosing diseases. Robinson, a key figure in the "alt-science" movement, was the subject of a lengthy profile at the data news website FiveThirtyEight this week.
• $10: Cost to enter the state's first scholastic archery competition at the new Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife Archery Park in Junction City
• $285,000: Civil penalties the state's Department of Consumer and Business Services is fining Zoom Health and its cofounders for violations of the state's insurance code
• $5 billion: The amount by which Gov. Kate Brown's task force on the public pension system has been asked to reduce the system's unfunded obligations to retirees. Their final meeting is today.
• 6x12: Size, in inches, of a new artwork in the Governor's Office, a mixed-media print by Eugene artist Tallmadge Doyle
• 90: Budget bills the Joint Committee on Ways and Means passed in the 2017 session.
• $2.47: Amount by which a typical Oregon natural gas customer can expect to see their monthly energy bills decrease starting Nov. 1, according to the Public Utility Commission.
• $354,241: Size of a grant the state was awarded by the National Weather Service last week for tsunami-preparedness projects.