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April 28, 2017 - 3:41pm


Oklahoma City (April 28, 2017) – Today Gov. Mary Fallin signed House Bill 1693 into law, which reforms Oklahoma’s A-F school accountability system. Jennifer Monies, Executive Director of the Oklahoma Educated Workforce Initiative, served on the State Department of Education’s Oklahoma Assessment and Accountability Task Force that studied and considered changes to both the state assessments and accountability system last fall.

April 17, 2017 - 11:25am


The headlines from this legislative session are hard to miss. Oklahoma is facing another budget shortfall – $878 million to be exact.

While ideas are being floated on how to remedy this problem, we are faced with a stark reality: Our state can’t continue to operate without money. While the energy industry is on the rebound, we shouldn’t discourage investment in this vital industry by increasing their tax burden. Likewise, taxes on the service industry will severely cripple Oklahoma businesses. However, we must find a way to supplement our state’s income.

April 5, 2017 - 2:49pm


Legislation aims to remove unnecessary federal burdens for small businesses

Oklahoma City (April 5, 2017) – The State Chamber of Oklahoma has signed a letter of support for Senate Bill 584, or the Small Business Regulatory Flexibility Improvements Act. The letter, created by the National Association of Manufacturers, details the costly regulatory burdens small businesses face each year.

April 3, 2017 - 11:47am

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Oklahoma City (April 3, 2017) – The State Chamber of Oklahoma is proud to welcome Emily Shipley to its team of policy experts. She will serve as Vice President of Government Affairs beginning April 3.

March 27, 2017 - 2:37pm


Oklahoma City (March 27, 2017) – Since January, the State Chamber has added 10 new board members to its ranks. These dedicated business professionals will help serve as the State Chamber continues its commitment to strengthening the statewide voice of business in Oklahoma.

“A strong, active board is vital to the State Chamber of Oklahoma,” said Fred Morgan, President and CEO. “The Board of Directors provides valuable insight, leadership and vision to our organization and we are happy to welcome the 10 new members.”

The new board members are:

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