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Lowering requirements could mean more applicants for Oklahoma Highway Patrol

BY BARBARA HOBEROCK, Tulsa World Published: February 6, 2014

The Tulsa World reports that state lawmakers and the governor are taking steps to try to help the Oklahoma Highway Patrol bolster its ranks.

A Senate panel passed on Thursday a measure designed to help the OHP recruit prospective troopers, and Gov. Mary Fallin has included money to the agency in her proposed budget to increase trooper pay.

Senate Bill 1372 by Sen. Josh Brecheen, R-Coalgate, unanimously advanced Thursday from the Senate Public Safety Committee. It now heads to the Senate Appropriations Committee.

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