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Stories with person: Jeff Hickman
  • new storyMore budget cuts likely for Oklahoma schools, roads, prisons 
    Updated: Feb-08-16 6:00 pm

    OKLAHOMA CITY - Budget cuts of 3 percent that began in January for Oklahoma agencies, including its public schools, will grow deeper beginning in March, the state's finance director warned on Monday.

  • Uptick in quakes could prompt action from Oklahoma lawmakers 
    Updated: Feb-06-16 5:45 pm

    OKLAHOMA CITY - The power and frequency of earthquakes in Oklahoma have been increasing, but the Legislature has done little to try to curb the temblors that scientists have linked to the underground disposal of oil and gas drilling wastewater.

  • Fallin approves $1.4M in state funds for earthquake research 
    Updated: Jan-28-16 3:14 pm

    OKLAHOMA CITY - Gov. Mary Fallin approved the use of nearly $1.4 million in state emergency funds Thursday for state agencies working to reduce the increasing number of earthquakes that have been linked to the disposal of oil and gas wastewater in Oklahoma.

  • More than 3,400 bills await Oklahoma Legislature in 2016 
    Updated: Jan-23-16 12:47 pm

    OKLAHOMA CITY - Oklahoma lawmakers have more than 3,400 measures to consider when the 2016 session begins on Feb. 1, and that doesn't include dozens more bills that will be needed to build a state budget with a roughly $1 billion hole in it.