House passes $611 billion defense policy bill by wide margin  (access required)

Richard Lardner Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican-led House on Friday overwhelmingly backed a $611 billion defense policy bill that rejects a number of President Barack Obama’s key proposals for managing the nation’s vast military enterprise. Lawmakers passed the legislative package, 375-34. The bill now goes to the Senate ...

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US health care tab hits $3.2T; fastest growth in 8 years  (access required)

Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation’s health care tab grew at the fastest rate in eight years in 2015, driven by the coverage expansion in President Barack Obama’s law and by costly prescription drugs, the government said Friday. The growth of 5.8 percent in 2015 boosted total health care spending ...

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PSO gets refund modification (access required)

By Sarah Terry-Cobo The Journal Record OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahoma corporation commissioners ruled 2 to 1 Thursday in favor of modifying a utility rate case. Regulators agreed with Public Service Co. of Oklahoma’s request for more time to add a line item ...

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