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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.

Here are 10 numbers that illustrate some of this week's big, and small, Oregon political stories.

• 7: Rank of Oregon among states for income taxes paid per capita, according to the Tax Foundation.

• 29: Rank of Oregon among states for excise taxes — taxes on specific goods such as gas and beer.

• 8: Rank among states of how Oregon's economy is performing, according to WalletHub.

• 27,000: Number of Oregonians working in high-tech industry in 2017, according to the Oregon Office of Economic Analysis.

• 17,000: Number of Oregonians working in high-tech industry in 2006.

• $155 million: Amount in back taxes Comcast has agreed to pay the state of Oregon after a protracted fight over property taxes, according to OPB

• 16: Minimum number of times Marion County Sheriff's deputies held down and punched a 28-year-old suspect in the head on Monday, an incident near Detroit, Ore., documented by a Portland TV station, KGW. The incident resulted in calls for an investigation from the ACLU and the state branch of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, according to the AP.

• 45: Citizen initiative petitions filed for the November 2018 ballot, according to the Oregon Secretary of State's Office. A handful are still in the running to make it to voters.

• 9: Meetings the Oregon Health Authority will be holding across the state in the coming weeks in an effort to improve the Oregon Health Plan, the government-funded health insurance for low-income people and other qualifying groups.

• $1 million: Amount a cryptocurrency company, Ripple, is giving the University of Oregon to study the digital payment industry, according to the Register-Guard.