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Oklahoma City Chamber announces legislative agenda

The Greater Oklahoma City Chamber aims to improve the state's business climate.
FROM STAFF REPORTS Published: January 10, 2014
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The Greater Oklahoma City Chamber board of directors on Thursday unveiled its 2014 legislative agenda, which focuses on workers' compensation and lawsuit reform, economic development incentive programs, research and development, water supply issues and legislation to address various transportation, health care and education issues.

“We believe these issues will further our cause of making Oklahoma City as attractive as possible for free enterprise” said David Rainbolt, vice chairman of government relations for the Chamber and CEO of BancFirst.

“By working with Oklahoma lawmakers to keep the state competitive for business and creating jobs, we can help provide greater economic opportunity for all Oklahomans,” Rainbolt said.

Among the Chamber's legislative priorities are:

Additional workers' compensation reform to ensure the successful implementation of Senate Bill 1062 from the 2013 session.

Legislation to support the Aerospace Engineer Tax Credit, the Oklahoma Film Enhancement Rebate Program, the Oklahoma Quality Events Act and the Small Business Quality Jobs Act.

Pension reform to strengthen the state's long-term financial condition.

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