The State Chamber warns recently filed legislation, SB 1106, would harm Oklahoma companies

Senate Bill 1106 is part of a troubling trend from politicians who claim when asking for your vote that they believe in limited government and freedom, but when they get in office they start heaping overreaching government regulations on small business owners. Read More >>

The State Chamber signs letter to Congress opposing federal Reconciliation bill

The State Chamber, along with numerous local Chambers across the state, joined a chorus of national organizations opposing the federal Reconciliation bill that passed in the U.S. house this morning. Read More >>

The State Chamber applauds Governor Stitt for denouncing mandates

Currently, businesses have the flexibility to choose the best course of action toward the mitigation of COVID -19, to include vaccinations, as well as testing and waivers (including religious, medical and natural immunity). Read More >>

Warmington: People and products, the foundation of Oklahoma's manufacturing industry

Tires, copiers, plastics, steel tubing and cosmetics are just a few of the products The State Chamber member companies such as Goodyear Tires, Stanley Systems, Georg Fisher Plastics and Webco Steel Tubing, and Cosmetic Specialty Labs fabricate right here in Oklahoma. Read More >>

The State Chamber opposes the proposed budget reconciliation provision from the U.S. Treasury

The State Chamber joins the chorus of opposition to the proposed budget reconciliation provision that would require banks to report private customer account information to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). “The State Chamber will oppose any effort by the federal government to interject itself into the financial records of business and will be voicing its concern to the congressional delegation." Read More >>

Warmington: The engine driving Oklahoma's economy

The unique challenges we face today could cause us to forget we are living in one of the most productive times in history, where jobs and opportunities abound for the Oklahomans willing to put time and effort into their chosen field of work. Read More >>

The State Chamber opposes vaccine mandate announced by the White House

The State Chamber has consistently opposed mandates on businesses during this pandemic - ranging from essential business designations to masks and now regarding vaccination. Read More >>

The State Chamber Announces Newly Formed Council of Advisors

The State Chamber has unveiled its newly formed Council of Advisors to sit at the top of the organization’s policy development process. The select, invite-only Council will establish The State Chamber’s annual agenda that will focus on making Oklahoma the best place to live, work and grow a business. Read More >>

Lepak: Enhanced jobless benefits make no sense now

Extended federal unemployment benefits enacted at the peak of the pandemic were meant to deal with the real consequences of government forcing businesses to close. Once the economy reopened and vaccines became widely available, payment of these extra benefits made little sense. Read More >>

Warmington: Advisory council will affect state's economic future

The hardest part about improving is the change required in between. Change is something we’ve experienced quite a bit here lately at The State Chamber. The biggest one being a reshaping of the process for setting our policy and legislative agenda moving forward. The centerpiece of this robust process is our new Council of Advisors, a select group of business leaders who will drive an improved and focused, data-driven policymaking process. Read More >>