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Oklahoma leaders vow to keep utility costs from skyrocketing

(AP) — Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt and other state leaders say they are taking steps to make sure consumers aren’t stuck with skyrocketing utility bills. Stitt, Attorney General Mike Hunter and leaders in the House and Senate held a news conference Monday to address the issue. A winter storm that plunged Oklahoma into record freezing temperatures last week also resulted in soaring costs of natural gas. Hunter urged utility companies to suspend automatic payments that customers may have in place while his office looks into the issue. House Speaker Charles McCall says some of a revenue surplus this year also could be used to help consumers.

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