Oklahoma House priorities

Oklahoman Modified: February 2, 2013 at 11:57 pm •  Published: February 3, 2013
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House priorities

Republican and Democratic leaders in the House of Representatives released their priorities last week. Republicans have a 72-29 majority in the House.

Republicans' agenda

• Enact workers' compensation, pension and unemployment changes to ensure a pro-business environment.

• Reduce the tax burden on Oklahoma families, individuals and businesses to promote greater economic prosperity and quality of life.

• Reduce burdensome state regulations and resist federal and state intrusions on Oklahomans.

• Encourage workforce development through promoting coordination among common education, CareerTech and higher education institutions.

• Restore local control of education by fighting “one-size-fits-all” federal regulations and mandates which constrain learning in the classroom.

• Sufficiently fund mandated reforms to Oklahoma schools through targeted increases in funding.

• Increase accountability among schools, teachers and administrators to ensure the best use of taxpayer dollars.

• Protect current investments in the Transportation Department's eight-year plan for improving Oklahoma roads and bridges.

• Develop and implement a long-term infrastructure plan to repair and maintain state assets.

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