Tammy Greenman of Oklahoma City uses a bullhorn to ask Gov. Mary Fallin to call off safety net cuts, including partial elimination of the Earned Income Credit.

Budget Crisis Clips Credit For Working Poor

Oklahoma lawmakers have voted to pare back the state's earned income tax credit. The incentive provides an annual income boost to about 200,000 low-income households with working parents.

Decline in Methadone

The amount of methadone prescribed in Oklahoma began falling after enactment of a state law requiring doctors to check the Prescription Monitoring Program before writing methadone scrips.