New Governor, New Goals

With a new year comes not only a new legislative session, but in the case of 2019, a new governor. As we welcome Kevin Stitt to his new role, the business community looks forward to working hand-in-hand with the new administration to pass vital reforms to ensure our state’s longevity. Read More >>

Chamber Blue expands health care access

Access to affordable health care for employees and their families is one of small businesses’ most pressing needs. Beginning Jan. 1, the State Chamber's Oklahoma Chamber Blue program will offer affordable group health insurance options through Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma. Read More >>

Prioritizing Accountability

More than 30 states have some version of an agency accountability office and as Oklahoma strives for a more efficient government, this concept is worthy of serious consideration. Read More >>

A Brighter Future for Oklahoma

We ask for your vote on the last three state questions as we seek a better government with greater stability and a brighter future for Oklahoma. Read More >>

Welcome to the Age of Agility

Technology changed the way we all interact. The school-to-work pipeline needs to be redefined, and the business community must lead the effort. Read More >>

Greater flexibility for funding education

If passed on the November ballot, State Question 801 would give local school districts greater flexibility to use existing property tax revenue for operational needs and expenses, including teacher pay and textbooks. Read More >>

Government accountability a must

While members of the Legislature should ensure tax revenue is used properly and efficiently, their power is limited. It becomes the responsibility of agency executives to maximize the value of the tax dollars entrusted to them. Read More >>

A reason for optimism

We often overlook the good and focus on the bad. However, the unheralded leadership Oklahoma has exhibited in pension reform is truly remarkable. Read More >>

SQ 788 means more risks, fewer rights for employers

The poorly written language in SQ 788 — and the resulting risks to Oklahoma citizens and employers under this particular state question — is deeply concerning to the State Chamber and many others in the business community. Read More >>

Reforms take hold, state gains ground

Amid the chaos of the last legislative session, many people may have overlooked the meaningful changes and reforms that were accomplished in the last days before the Legislature adjourned. Read More >>

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