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 >>





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 >>





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: As pandemic wanes, workforce, child care remain issues

The COVID-19 vaccine has been developed and distributed, leaving us inches away from the end of the pandemic. Just two things stand in the way of returning us to the way we were – workforce and child care. 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 >>





Anti-business PRO Act must be stopped

The Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act is like a horror movie where the bad guy doesn't get stopped at the end. It sets out to radically transform labor relations as we know them by ushering in the most anti-business and anti-worker changes to labor law in our lifetimes. Read More >>





Standing up for students

Open transfers and the companion real-time funding mechanism, top priorities for The State Chamber, cleared the final hurdles in the House and Senate this week, and the governor signed both into law hours later. Read More >>





Reform Everyone Can Agree On

The State Chamber is proud to support Senate Bills 155 and 957 by Sen. Brent Howard, which will bring greater transparency to the judiciary. Read More >>





Pugh, Echols: Let families choose the right public schools

Too many kids in Oklahoma have exactly one viable option for school: the school they are zoned to based on where they live. We hope to change that during this year's legislative session by strengthening the open transfer system. Read More >>





Warmington: Open enrollment in public schools gives parents options

If the pandemic has taught us anything about public education, it's that parents and students need more options. In the coming legislative session, Oklahoma has an opportunity to change its one-size-fits-all approach by embracing open enrollment in public schools. Read More >>