The number of Oklahoma residents taking part in the federal nutrition program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) declined 18.8 percent from fiscal years 2015 to 2019, the U.S. Food and Nutrition Service reported.
The top 1 percent of earners in Oklahoma are taxed at an effective rate of 6.2 percent, compared to the state’s 10.7 percent tax rate on the middle 20 percent of income earners, according to a new 24/7 Wall St. analysis.
Fourth-graders in Ohio on average scored 222 on a standardized reading test administered last year, which is three points above the 2019 national average calculated by the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP).
Among the 75 most populous cities in the U.S., Toledo ranks 36th for the state of its finances, having $4,100 in liabilities per taxpayer, according to a Truth in Accounting (TIA) analysis of municipal data released last month.
Fourth-graders in Ohio on average scored 241 on a standardized math test administered last year, which is one point above the 2019 national average calculated by the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP).
Ohio State University grossed $203.5 million in 2018, making it the second-highest-grossing college athletics program in the United States that year, according to a Ohio Business Daily analysis of the latest federal data.
Job growth in Ohio is expected to reach 0.4 percent by the end of 2020, down from the state's 2019 job growth of 0.6 percent, according to a new study by Kiplinger that assessed state economic outlooks.
Urban Meyer, head football coach at Ohio State University, earned $7.6 million in 2018, making Meyer the highest-paid public employee in Ohio last year, according to a ranking by the website GOBankingRates.
Legislative appropriations for Ohio arts agencies are projected to reach $16.5 million for fiscal year 2020, which equates to $1.41 per capita in the state, according to a report from the National Assembly of State Arts Agencies (NASAA).
Oklahoma State University-Main Campus, University of Central Oklahoma and University of Oklahoma-Norman Campus reported receiving the most federal financial aid during the 2018-19 academic year among Oklahoma schools.
Michael V. Drake, chief executive at the Ohio State University, earned $1,206,751 in total compensation last year, the ninth highest pay among executives at nearly 250 U.S. public universities and systems ranked in a Chronicle of Higher Education study.
Hotel room bills in Ohio tack on a total state lodging tax of 5.8 percent, the 32nd highest lodging tax rate in the nation, according to a study by the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL).