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Stories with person: Jeff Hickman
  • Oklahoma House passes revenue measures in late-night session 
    Updated: May-20-16 2:34 am

    OKLAHOMA CITY - The Oklahoma House worked into the early morning hours Friday as it struggled to pass bills that legislative leaders say are needed to help fill a projected $1.3 billion hole in next year's state budget.

  • Oklahoma lawmakers file bills opposing transgender guidance 
    Updated: May-19-16 9:43 pm

    OKLAHOMA CITY - Conservative Oklahoma lawmakers filed legislation Thursday opposing the federal government's guidance on the use of bathrooms and locker rooms by transgender students.

  • Democrats, Republicans clash over cigarette tax in Oklahoma 
    Updated: May-18-16 11:13 pm

    OKLAHOMA CITY - The Oklahoma House rejected a proposed $1.50-per-pack tax on cigarettes to help stave off cuts to the state's health care system, with Democrats uniting against the plan until it includes an expansion of Medicaid for the working poor.

  • Correction: Teacher Raises-Sales Taxes story story has photos
    Updated: May-18-16 12:33 pm

    OKLAHOMA CITY - In a story May 17 about a proposed cigarette tax increase, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the proposal would reduce planned cuts to Oklahoma's Medicare reimbursement rates. It would reduce planned cuts to the state's Medicaid reimbursement rates.

  • New law could raise speed limits across Oklahoma 
    Updated: May-14-16 12:09 pm

    OKLAHOMA CITY - A new law removes speed limits on many Oklahoma roads, but drivers should not expect wholesale increases in the limits, a state Department of Transportation spokeswoman said.

  • Oklahoma lawmakers to consider $141 million in new revenue 
    Updated: May-12-16 8:10 pm

    OKLAHOMA CITY - Leaders in the Oklahoma Legislature are moving quickly now to pass revenue increases before unveiling a formal budget plan that would close an estimated $1.3 billion shortfall.

  • Education cuts prompt revolt, despair in Oklahoma story has photos
    Updated: May-05-16 1:13 pm

    TULSA, Oklahoma - Oklahoma is accustomed to being at the back of the class in funding for public education: It ranks 48th among the 50 states plus the District of Columbia in teacher pay and 49th in spending per student.