policy http://kgou.org en At Legislative Midpoint, Negotiations To Begin On Oklahoma Budget, Policy http://kgou.org/post/legislative-midpoint-negotiations-begin-oklahoma-budget-policy <p><font color="red" style="font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15px; line-height: 15px;">Oklahoma's</font><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15px; line-height: 15px;">&nbsp;governor and Republican legislative leaders agree in principle on cutting taxes, a multi-million dollar overhaul of the Capitol and revamping the pension system for state workers, but each side has different ideas on the specifics.</span></p> Sun, 30 Mar 2014 16:37:00 +0000 Associated Press 26235 at http://kgou.org At Legislative Midpoint, Negotiations To Begin On Oklahoma Budget, Policy OKC Steps Up Water Conservation Effort, Levying Fines And Giving Skeptics Hope http://kgou.org/post/okc-steps-water-conservation-effort-levying-fines-and-giving-skeptics-hope <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 Oklahoma City Water Utilities Trust has taken a lot of criticism the past few years over how it’s gone about securing enough water to meet the city’s needs.</p> Tue, 26 Nov 2013 20:55:57 +0000 Logan Layden 17968 at http://kgou.org OKC Steps Up Water Conservation Effort, Levying Fines And Giving Skeptics Hope Resistance To Coal Mine Regulations Could Cost Oklahoma Some Of Its Sovereignty http://kgou.org/post/resistance-coal-mine-regulations-could-cost-oklahoma-some-its-sovereignty <p></p><p><span style="color: rgb(68, 68, 68); font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 24px;">Oklahoma and the federal government aren’t getting along.</span></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);">From health insurance exchanges to power plant emissions, the Obama Administration just can’t seem to get Oklahoma to play ball.</p> Thu, 21 Nov 2013 13:48:54 +0000 Logan Layden 17635 at http://kgou.org Resistance To Coal Mine Regulations Could Cost Oklahoma Some Of Its Sovereignty Why Gov. Mary Fallin Won’t Back School Storm Shelter Ballot Measure http://kgou.org/post/why-gov-mary-fallin-won-t-back-school-storm-shelter-ballot-measure <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15px; line-height: 15px;"><span style="color: rgb(68, 68, 68); font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 24px;">Supporters of an initiative petition to fund tornado shelters in Oklahoma schools are gathering the thousands of signatures needed to send the proposal to a statewide vote, but Gov. Mary Fallin won&rsquo;t be on the list.</span></p> Mon, 30 Sep 2013 16:21:58 +0000 Logan Layden 14452 at http://kgou.org Why Gov. Mary Fallin Won’t Back School Storm Shelter Ballot Measure List Of Schools Unwilling To Wait For Government Action on Tornado Shelters Grows http://kgou.org/post/list-schools-unwilling-wait-government-action-tornado-shelters-grows <p></p><p><span style="color: rgb(68, 68, 68); font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 24px;">It’s only been little more than three months since an </span>EF5<span style="color: rgb(68, 68, 68); font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 24px;"> tornado ripped through Moore, </span>Okla<span style="color: rgb(68, 68, 68); font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 24px;">., and devastated two schools. And already, the state’s public schools are responding.</span></p> Mon, 09 Sep 2013 19:17:00 +0000 Logan Layden 13168 at http://kgou.org List Of Schools Unwilling To Wait For Government Action on Tornado Shelters Grows Moore Building Code Changes Likely To Focus On Homes, Not Businesses http://kgou.org/post/moore-building-code-changes-likely-focus-homes-not-businesses <p></p> Fri, 06 Sep 2013 18:35:00 +0000 Logan Layden 13031 at http://kgou.org Moore Building Code Changes Likely To Focus On Homes, Not Businesses Is Oklahoma’s Severe Weather Policy Grounded In Fact Or Folklore? http://kgou.org/post/oklahoma-s-severe-weather-policy-grounded-fact-or-folklore <p></p> Thu, 01 Aug 2013 13:48:04 +0000 Logan Layden & Joe Wertz 10752 at http://kgou.org Is Oklahoma’s Severe Weather Policy Grounded In Fact Or Folklore? Government Help Hard To Come By For Those Wanting Tornado Shelters http://kgou.org/post/government-help-hard-come-those-wanting-tornado-shelters <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);">More than 10,000 individual tornado shelters have been&nbsp;<a href="http://stateimpact.npr.org/oklahoma/2013/06/20/why-oklahomas-priority-is-storm-shelters-for-individuals-not-safe-rooms-for-schools/" style="color: rgb(23, 78, 130); -webkit-transition: all 0.2s ease-in-out; transition: all 0.2s ease-in-out; font-weight: bold;" target="_blank" title="StateImpact Link">built in </a><a href="http://stateimpact.npr.org/oklahoma/2013/06/20/why-oklahomas-priority-is-storm-shelters-for-individuals-not-safe-rooms-for-schools/" style="color: rgb(23, 78, 130); -webkit-transition: all 0.2s ease-in-out; transition: all 0.2s ease-in-out; font-weight: bold;" target="_blank" title="StateImpact Link">Oklahoma</a>&nbsp;since 1999 with the help of a state rebate program that provides up to $2,000 toward the cost of installing safe rooms in homes or underground.</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);">So it seems the state is doing a lot to make taking shelter simpler and more affordable.</p><p> Thu, 25 Jul 2013 13:55:20 +0000 Logan Layden 10312 at http://kgou.org Government Help Hard To Come By For Those Wanting Tornado Shelters