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National Conference of State Legislatures analysts: State fiscal pictures improving or stable, but continue to face challenges. Oklahoma in enviable position.

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I-40 beam recycling program for county bridges more successful than hoped, says Ridley (access required)

To date, more than 1,600 beams have been taken off of the old elevated portions of the I-40 expressway in Oklahoma City, with about 1,350 delivered to staging areas around the state where counties can access them for much-needed bridge ...

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Bridge-buckling heat a first for transportation secretary Ridley (access required)

There probably isn’t much transportation Secretary Gary Ridley hasn’t seen in his 47 years with the Oklahoma Department of Transportation—but heat so severe it buckled a bridge on SH 33 over Cottonwood Creek on the west side of Guthrie a ...

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Fallin asks Jones to audit veterans affairs agency (access required)

Gov. Mary Fallin asked State Auditor and Inspector Gary Jones Monday to conduct an operational audit of the Department of Veterans Affairs, which has been plagued with reports of neglect, abuse and even some deaths of veterans under the state’s ...

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States’ new immigration laws down 20 percent (access required)

Lawmakers in 41 states enacted 114 laws dealing with immigration through June, adopting 92 resolutions, according to a new report from the National Conference of State Legislatures. That is down 20 percent from the 257 laws and resolutions approved during ...

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