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In The Know: Oklahoma transportation official concerned about earthquake damage to bridges

In The Know is a daily synopsis of Oklahoma policy-related news and blogs. Inclusion of a story does not necessarily mean endorsement by the Oklahoma Policy Institute.

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New Poll: Voters favor end to drilling tax break

A new poll finds that Oklahoma voters strongly support eliminating tax breaks for horizontal drilling in order to  provide more funding for education, public safety, highways, and other state needs.

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Quote of the Day 4/8/2014

“I’m not even a seismologist. I can tell you what made the earth start shaking. Forty-five years I’ve lived on this hill. I never felt anything until they started injecting that salt water.”
-Marietta resident Jonny Hickman, speaking about the link between earthquakes and oil and gas wastewater injection wells (Source: http://bit.ly/PYmd0l)
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Poll: Voters favor eliminating tax breaks for horizontal drilling

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Poll: Voters Favor Eliminating Tax Break for Horizontal Drilling
(Tulsa, OK: April 8, 2014): A new poll finds that Oklahoma voters strongly support eliminating tax breaks for horizontal drilling in order to  provide more funding for education, public safety, highways, and other state needs.

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In The Know: House votes to deny cities wage setting power

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109

Number of earthquakes of magnitude 3 or higher in Oklahoma so far this year, matching the total for all of 2013.
Source: Oklahoma Geological Survey via Bloomberg News
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“I don’t know where we go from here”: Community health centers caught in limbo

Community Health Connection, a Tulsa-based community health center, uses a sliding scale to determine patient payments. The minimum is $25 per appointment.

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Quote of the Day 4/7/2014

Well, what are they there for? We ought to be monitoring those deaths just like we monitor infectious diseases and track where these people are getting their drugs, what’s the source of the drugs, and finding out where we need to intervene.
-Dr. Hal Vorse, an Oklahoma City addiction treatment specialist, who said he finds it hard to understand why Oklahoma medical examiners don’t collect the names of the doctors who prescribed drugs involved in overdose deaths (Source: http://bit.ly/PRspHD)

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24.6 percent

Percent of African-American children in Oklahoma who have asthma, more than twice the rates for white (7.9), Hispanic (7.5), or American Indian (10.3) children.
Source: Oklahoma Health Department
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In The Know: Oklahoma Senate, House leaders oppose education funding proposal

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