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Building coalition at Capitol
A rally on the state Capitol steps Tuesday afternoon presented another side of the state Medicaid expansion debate. Groups supporting the expanded coverage spoke in hopes of the governor changing her mind.
State revenue, funding on legislators’ plates
OKLAHOMA CITY — The first session of the 54th Oklahoma legislature convenes today for its regular legislative session, with legislative leaders talking about ways to fund necessary infrastructure repairs and improve the state’s business ...
Feds declare all Okla. counties drought disaster areas
All of Oklahoma’s 77 counties have been declared drought disaster areas by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
State announces school security commission members
Lt. Gov. Todd Lamb, Senate President Pro Tempore Brian Bingman, House Speaker T.W. Shannon, Senate Democratic Leader Sean Burrage and House Democratic Leader Scott Inman announced Wednesday the members of the Oklahoma Commission on School Security.
Gas prices most expensive in 2012
The Oklahoma average price for self-serve regular gasoline in 2012 was $3.41 per gallon, the most expensive yearly average ever, topping last year’s previous record of $3.33 and 2008’s $3.07.
Labor look results in back wages
Deerebuilt LLC in Ardmore has paid $85,105 in overtime back wages to 112 current and former employees following an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division, which found violations of the overtime and record-keeping provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act.
Watch out for post holiday fire hazards
While the winter months are the leading time of year for home fires, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) says the post-holiday season presents its own set of fire hazards. Dried out Christmas trees and holiday lighting are among the leading culprits.
Mark Heitz sells dealership
The phones at Marc Heitz Chevrolet in Norman are being answered, “Good morning, David Stanley Chevrolet,” this morning.
Governor praises vote to close centers
Governor Mary Fallin praised the Oklahoma Human Services Commission on Friday for its vote to complete the state’s transition from institutional care to community services for Oklahomans with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Food drives help in county
Governor Mary Fallin’s third annual Feeding Oklahoma food and fund drive is now underway with the goal of raising 1.2 million meals to help feed hungry families, children and seniors this holiday season.
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