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Okla. Lt. Gov. Todd Lamb Releases Policy Report
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Oklahoma Lt. Gov. Todd Lamb says tax reform, workers' compensation reform and workforce development are among the top issues in his second policy report.
Lamb developed the Policy and Issues Report through his role as the state's small business advocate after a series of six small business and small manufacturer summits held in various communities across the state.
Lamb says he has made meeting with business owners a priority in determining how to move the state forward. He says the report's goal is to generate legislation that will help the state grow and thrive. The Oklahoma Legislature will convene the 2013 legislative session on Feb. 4.
Lamb says making the state more competitive, educating a skilled workforce and providing accountability within government agencies is the key to helping Oklahoma advance.
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Posted: Friday, January 18 2013, 11:09 AM CST
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Okla. transportation agencies supply 400 workers
May 22, 2013 20:36 GMT
MOORE, Okla. (AP) -- Transportation agencies in Oklahoma are devoting about 400 workers and 200 pieces of heavy equipment to the recovery effort from the Moore tornado.
Oklahoma Department of Transportation and Oklahoma Turnpike Authority said Wednesday that employees started emergency work Monday after tornadoes struck in Moore and other parts of the state.
The crews are helping with debris removal in Moore, as requested by local authorities. About 60 maintenance workers are clearing major routes in Moore.
Much of the effort by the agencies is centering on clearing routes that are part of the state highway system.
The DOT says motorists can expect periodic lane closures on Interstate 35 through Moore. Also, off-ramps from the highway in Moore are restricted to emergency responders. Sightseers aren't allowed.
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