economic development http://kgou.org en Top Business Stories: Earthquake Insurance, Energy, Hogs And Yukon http://kgou.org/post/top-business-stories-earthquake-insurance-energy-hogs-and-yukon <p><strong>Strong Earthquakes In Central Oklahoma Have Some Looking For Insurance That May Be Difficult To Get.</strong></p><p>About 100 companies offer quake insurance in Oklahoma, the state insurance commissioner says. But most of them won’t start a policy until we have gone without a quake for 30 days.</p><p>Since November, there have been more than 265 events between magnitude 1 and 4.3 in Central Oklahoma.</p> Mon, 23 Jun 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Adam Brooks 31867 at http://kgou.org Top Business Stories: Earthquake Insurance, Energy, Hogs And Yukon Top Business Stories: Homeless Count, Courting Cabela's http://kgou.org/post/top-business-stories-homeless-count-courting-cabelas <p></p><p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The number of homeless people in Oklahoma City appears to be falling, but advocates say they could help more people find a place to live, if they had more workers to help.</span></p><p>A recent survey found about 1,400 homeless people in Oklahoma City. That’s about 380 people less than last year.</p><p>The <a href="http://www.homelessalliance.org/">Oklahoma City Homeless Alliance</a> said that it has enough housing for 10 people each month. But it only has enough caseworkers to help two people a month manage the change.</p> Mon, 02 Jun 2014 10:03:59 +0000 Adam Brooks 30390 at http://kgou.org Top Business Stories: Homeless Count, Courting Cabela's Cast-off State Parks Thrive Under Tribal Control, But Not Without Some Struggle http://kgou.org/post/cast-state-parks-thrive-under-tribal-control-not-without-some-struggle <p></p> Thu, 10 Apr 2014 17:26:00 +0000 Logan Layden 26992 at http://kgou.org Cast-off State Parks Thrive Under Tribal Control, But Not Without Some Struggle OK Policy Poll: Voters Oppose Tax Incentives For Horizontal Drilling http://kgou.org/post/ok-policy-poll-voters-oppose-tax-incentives-horizontal-drilling <p></p> Tue, 08 Apr 2014 20:27:34 +0000 Joe Wertz 26850 at http://kgou.org OK Policy Poll: Voters Oppose Tax Incentives For Horizontal Drilling Some Parks Oklahoma Offloaded To Save Money Are Thriving Under Local Control http://kgou.org/post/some-parks-oklahoma-offloaded-save-money-are-thriving-under-local-control <p></p> Thu, 03 Apr 2014 15:57:30 +0000 Logan Layden 26528 at http://kgou.org Some Parks Oklahoma Offloaded To Save Money Are Thriving Under Local Control Study: $6 Billion Spent On Oklahoma Wind Energy http://kgou.org/post/study-6-billion-spent-oklahoma-wind-energy <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.454545021057129px; line-height: 15px;"><a href="http://windcoalition.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/Oklahoma-Wind-Study-FINAL-26-March-2014.pdf">A study commissioned by The Wind Coalition</a> says developers have invested more than $6 billion in&nbsp;<font color="red">Oklahoma's</font>&nbsp;wind energy industry.</p> Wed, 26 Mar 2014 17:54:00 +0000 Associated Press 25985 at http://kgou.org Study: $6 Billion Spent On Oklahoma Wind Energy Federal Government Shutdown Cut Visitation At Oklahoma Park Sites By Half http://kgou.org/post/federal-government-shutdown-cut-visitation-oklahoma-park-sites-half <p></p><p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 24px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(68, 68, 68);">The U.S. government shutdown in October 2013 was the culmination of a national political fight over federal budgeting, but its effects were felt far from Washington, D.C., including at two federal park sites in Oklahoma.</p> Tue, 18 Mar 2014 15:32:00 +0000 Logan Layden 25413 at http://kgou.org Federal Government Shutdown Cut Visitation At Oklahoma Park Sites By Half The Legacy And Challenges Of A State Question That Shapes Bills Decades Later http://kgou.org/post/legacy-and-challenges-state-question-shapes-bills-decades-later <p></p><p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 24px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(68, 68, 68);">When the 2014 legislative session starts Feb. 3, state lawmakers will face more than 2,000 bills and resolutions, and are expected to have&nbsp;<a href="http://www.tulsaworld.com/news/oklahoma-revenue-crunch-colors-budget-talk/article_efd37b34-8977-5426-98b1-ee20858a56a6.html" style="color: rgb(23, 78, 130); -webkit-transition: all 0.2s ease-in-out; transition: all 0.2s ease-in-out; font-weight: bold;">$170 million less to spend</a>&nbsp;than last year. They will also be confronted by agency heads, most of which will argue, publicly, for more money.</p><p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 24px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(68, 68, 68);">Many of the bills under consideration this year address revenue and spending, directly. Republican measures to cut the income tax, for example, or gross production taxes on oil and gas activity&nbsp;<a href="http://stateimpact.npr.org/oklahoma/2014/01/07/oklahoma-treasurer-might-be-time-for-state-to-change-oil-and-gas-taxes/" style="color: rgb(23, 78, 130); -webkit-transition: all 0.2s ease-in-out; transition: all 0.2s ease-in-out; font-weight: bold;">the energy industry would like to reduce</a>.</p><p> Thu, 30 Jan 2014 14:29:10 +0000 Joe Wertz 22216 at http://kgou.org The Legacy And Challenges Of A State Question That Shapes Bills Decades Later The Economic Impact Of A Bunch Of Thirsty Oklahoma Cows http://kgou.org/post/economic-impact-bunch-thirsty-oklahoma-cows <p></p><p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 24px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(68, 68, 68);">Cattle is big business in Oklahoma.</p> Tue, 14 Jan 2014 21:57:00 +0000 Joe Wertz 21149 at http://kgou.org The Economic Impact Of A Bunch Of Thirsty Oklahoma Cows Oklahoma House Speaker Wants To Make Horizontal Drilling Tax Break Permanent http://kgou.org/post/oklahoma-house-speaker-wants-make-horizontal-drilling-tax-break-permanent <p></p><p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 24px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(68, 68, 68);">Oklahoma House Speaker T.W. Shannon will author legislation to make permanent an oil and gas industry tax break for horizontal drilling.</p> Mon, 06 Jan 2014 20:31:00 +0000 Joe Wertz 20572 at http://kgou.org Oklahoma House Speaker Wants To Make Horizontal Drilling Tax Break Permanent