The vote was 67-17 in favor. Thank goodness that got done!
This session's No. 1 priority is an overhaul of the workers' compensation system. It's a worthwhile objective, because the system is in dire need of repair. Wholesale changes would benefit Oklahoma businesses and workers. But far too much of the business, particularly in the House, has been notable for its triviality.
What we need more of is legislation driven by ideas that might make a difference for Oklahomans. What we need less of are bills driven by ideology that won't make any difference.