Insider Index: This week in Salem, by the numbers
Ten numbers that illustrate some of this week's big, and small, Oregon political stories:
• $47.4 million: Amount by which state revenues are expected to exceed last quarter's revenue forecast in the 2017-19 biennium.
• 11: State attorneys general, including Oregon AG Ellen Rosenblum, who voiced concern about the National Park Service's plan to nearly double fees at 17 national parks this week in a joint letter to the NPS acting director.
• 74.8: Oregon's high school graduation rate.
• 56: High school graduation rate for Native American students, according to the Oregon Department of Education.
• 8: Counties lacking licensed mental-health facilities in 2015, according to Children First For Oregon, an advocacy organization
• 45,479: Number of households in Oregon with three or more generations under one roof, according to the Oregon Employment Department.
• $88 million: Perhaps the most controversial number this week, it's the amount that state auditors say Oregon spent on Medicaid patients who may not have been eligible for the program. But OHA says it was legally required to meet certain requirements before cutting people from Medicaid, and there's no way to tell how long someone may have been ineligible but still on the program before they go through that process.
• 1,350: Oregon fifth graders who registered to vote for the "Kid Governor," a new program of the Secretary of State's Office. Dom Peters, of Gervais, was announced as the winner this week and will take office in January.
• 3: Portland's rank among major cities in terms of car thefts per capita, according to Willamette Week. Auto thefts in the City of Roses have jumped 50 percent in the past three years.
• 25: Years since the Crow's Shadow Institute of the Arts opened on the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation near Pendleton. The studio is being feted by the Hallie Ford Museum of Art, just a stone's throw from the state capitol, with an anniversary exhibition. Crow's Shadow may be the only professional printmaking studio located on an Indian reservation, according to the museum.