Editorials

Notable numbers: McCrory's stock payout, NC Medicaid and the death penalty

Notable numbers

Statistics from the past week that deserve a doubletake

597The percentage above the national average that people in New York City spend on watches

290The percentage above the national average that people in Phoneix spend on women’s dresses

261 The percentage above the national average that people in Detroit spend on dating services

150The percentage above the national average that people in Houston spend on motorcycles

68 The percentage above the national average that people in Seattle spend on books

28The number of firearms TSA agents have seized from passengers at RDU this year as of Tuesday

9,631The poundage of hazardous materials including flammable aerosols and other liquids also seized

132The number of schoolchildren killed by the Taliban in an attack on a school in Peshawar, Pakistan

$185,509 The stock payout Gov. Pat McCrory received in 2013 from Tree.com, where he worked as a director of the company

$139,590His salary as governor that year

$600,000+What McCrory received in fees, dividends and stocks over his four years on the Tree.com board

$2.7 billionThe amount of federal funding North Carolina passed up this year by not expanding Medicaid

23,000 The number of jobs that money would have supported

$3.3 billion What the state will lose next year because of the Medicaid decision

300,000 The number of uninsured North Carolinians would would become eligible for coverage in 2016 if Medicaid were expanded

35 The number of executions carried out in the U.S. this year, the lowest number in four decades

3 The number of people sentenced to death in North Carolina this year

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