Oklahoma City (May 26, 2017) – State Chamber of Oklahoma President and CEO, Fred Morgan, released the following statement:
“While we understand the difficulty this session presented, the budget process in the Legislature this year has been extremely frustrating. Like many Oklahomans, the business community has been disappointed by the political gamesmanship and dysfunctional approach to the formulation of the budget. Hospitals are closing, school weeks are being shortened due to lack of funding and economic development opportunities are being missed. Structural deficits were not addressed, so the revenue and spending problems will reoccur next year, if not sooner.