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Fred Morgan, President and CEO

I often joke that I’ve had three jobs people have the worst opinions of: lawyer, politician and lobbyist. Generally, people have that negative opinion until they need the services of one. Lawyers and lobbyists, for example, are experts in their field who do their job on a daily basis to help their clients navigate a complex system...

Columnist highlights State Chamber’s Public Affairs Forum which also includes Q&A with legislative leaders

Oklahoma City (December 3, 2014) –  The State Chamber of Oklahoma hosted another record breaking event this afternoon, giving attendees access to national and state political powerhouses. The Public Affairs Forum provides an insider look into the 2015 Oklahoma legislative session.
 
“You’re doing fine, Oklahoma, because you are implementing conservative wisdom,” said George Will, syndicated columnist for The Washington Post who gave the...

Justices right to rule in favor of legislative, public intent

Oklahoma City (December 2, 2014) – Today’s decision by the State Supreme Court to uphold the intent of State Question 640 provides certainty for the taxpayer and closes the book on any future attempts at misconstruing the wording of the ballot initiative.
 
“We are happy that the justices sided with common sense this time,” said State Chamber President and CEO Fred Morgan. “Everyone knew the goal of State Question 640 was to make it harder to raise taxes, not impede the process of...

Oklahoma Educated Workforce Initiative LogoOklahoma City (November 24, 2014) – Oklahoma Educated Workforce Initiative Executive Director Jennifer Monies released the following statement following the announcement that Oklahoma’s waiver from federal No Child Left Behind mandates has been reinstated:
 
“While it is good news that schools will have more flexibility on how to spend some federal...

Smaller unfunded liability shows reforms are workingJonathan Buxton, Sr. VP of Government Affairs

Oklahoma City (November 12, 2014) – State Chamber of Oklahoma Senior Vice President of Government Affairs Jonathan Buxton released the following statement following news that the state’s unfunded pension liability is under $10-billion for the first...

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