OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Gifts from lobbyists to Oklahoma state lawmakers have dropped by more than 90 percent in the six months since new limits were enacted.
Reports filed with the Oklahoma Ethics Commission this week showed lobbyists spent only $7,100 on state lawmakers over the past six months, compared to $80,000 in the same period a year earlier.
The new limits, which took effect July 1, allow lobbyists to spend only $100 on gifts for state lawmakers and elected officials in a calendar year. The old limit was three times as much.
It also requires all gifts of $10 or more to be reported, instead of only gifts that cost at least $50.
From 2013 to 2017, the OSHA database shows Patterson UTI had more than two dozen "serious" penalties nationwide.
The Pittsburg County Sheriff confirmed Tuesday afternoon that the remains of all five missing workers have been located.