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Independent reappraisal determines current tax policy is critical to future state growth

Oklahoma City (September 21, 2016) –  The importance of the oil and natural gas industry in Oklahoma has been reaffirmed through an updated report. The study, “Economic Impact of the Oil & Gas Industry on Oklahoma,” shows that almost 150,000 Oklahomans earned $15.6 billion in wages or self-employment income from oil and natural gas activity in 2015, and that public education received $331 million in oil and gas severance tax revenue.


In this time when government is seen as dysfunctional and “compromise” is often used as a pejorative term, it was encouraging to see the historic negotiation of a water rights settlement between the state of Oklahoma, the Choctaw and Chickasaw nations and the city of Oklahoma City.

State Chamber Senior Vice President of Government Affairs expresses concern over ruling overturning Oklahoma Option

Oklahoma City (September 13, 2016) – State Chamber of Oklahoma’s Senior Vice President of Government Affairs, Jonathan Buxton, issued the following statement...


Oklahoma City (September 9, 2016) – State Chamber of Oklahoma Senior Vice President of Government Affairs Jonathan Buxton released the following statement after the National Council on Compensation Insurance (NCCI) filed an overall loss cost level decrease of 10.2% for next year:


All across the state, evidence-based programs have been implemented in our schools to help ensure Oklahoma students are college and career ready when they graduate. These programs have supported literacy education, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) education, and professional development for Oklahoma educators, just to name a few. But...

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