Insider Index: This week in Salem, by the numbers
Here are 10 numbers that illustrate some of this week's big, and small, Oregon political stories.
• 12,000: Approximate number of business owners potentially eligible for a tax cut proposed by Oregon Gov. Kate Brown (D), which would extend favorable tax rates to sole proprietorships.
• 1,012,790: Miles covered by the Highly Rural Transportation Grant program, which provides transportation for rural veterans to medical appointments, since its inception in 2014.
• 10: Oregon counties where the program is active.
• $2,000: Amount of prize money you could receive from the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife for submitting a winning stamp design featuring a Ruffled Grouse, Lesser Scaup, Red-breasted Merganser or other specified fauna.
• 230: Working economists in Oregon, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
• $100,000: Amount a horse named Justice is seeking in a lawsuit against its former owner, filed this week by the Animal Legal Defense Fund in Portland, according to The Oregonian.
• 4,900: Approximate number of sexual assault forensic evidence kits that were still untested as of 2015, according to an audit released this week by the Secretary of State's Office.
• 1,100: Kits needing testing in 2017.
• $130,000: Outgoing state CIO Alex Pettit's new salary as a business continuity program manager for the Secretary of State"s Office.
• 36,800: Deaths in Oregon in 2017, the highest number since 1960, according to Willamette Week.