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Fundamental restructuring of budget process would be good goal for next year

Oklahoma City (May 22, 2015) – State Chamber President and CEO Fred Morgan says the 2015 legislative session saw some successes for the business community, but dealing with a $611-million budget shortfall prevented any bold actions. His comments came after the legislature adjourned sine die for this year.

Arnella Karges photoBill protecting drilling practices in Oklahoma addresses municipal concerns and industry needs

Oklahoma City (May 21, 2015) – A bill which ensures that a patchwork of local ordinances doesn’t hinder oil and gas drilling activity in the state is headed to Governor Fallin for her signature. Senate Bill...

Nearly one in three 3rd graders reading below grade level

Oklahoma City (May 15, 2015) – State Chamber of Oklahoma Senior Vice President of Government Affairs Jonathan Buxton released the statement below following today’s release of third grade reading scores:

Fred Morgan, President and CEO photoIn business and life, when things are going well, the tendency is to become complacent and assume we don’t need to do anything for it to continue. We forget the hard work it took to get into the position in the first place.

Bill will give 75 other counties same options as Oklahoma and Tulsa counties

Oklahoma City (April 24, 2015) – With Governor Mary Fallin signing Senate bill 782 into law today, a new era of school choice has begun for Oklahoma. The bill by Sen. Clark Jolley and Rep. Lee Denney lifts the restriction that keeps charter schools confined to Oklahoma and Tulsa counties and also brings more accountability to all charter schools in the state.

“There is no doubt that expanding school choice and bringing more accountability to the state's charter schools are...

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