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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.

4: Hours the House debated the Student Success Act on Wednesday, after it took more than two hours for a clerk to read the entire bill aloud.

37-21: Vote passing the bill.

10: Percent amount by which lawmakers may increase school funding if the same bill makes it through the Senate, according to The Oregonian.

6: U.S. states, including Oregon, that allow undocumented immigrants to apply for and get financial aid from the state, according to KTVL.

5: Approximate percent of residents in Rep. Lynn Findley, R-Vale's, district that are inmates, according to OPB. The state is considering a bill that would count those inmates as residents of the district where they lived before they went to prison, instead of the place where they're incarcerated.

64,000: Number of people each Oregon House District contains.

$80 million: Amount SEIU Local 503 is asking for more caseworkers in at the state Department of Human Services.

10,500: People who live in Damascus, Ore. The Oregon Court of Appeals ruled this week that the city didn't legally disincorporate during its 2016 attempt via ballot measure, which a simple majority of voters approved, according to The Oregonian.

29 million: Overnight visitors who came to Oregon last year, according to OPB.

$12.8 billion: Amount travelers spent in Oregon in 2018, OPB reports.