Which brings us back to Oklahoma and workers' comp. Being business-friendly isn't solely about recruiting employers from other states. It's more about keeping Oklahoma employers in the black, helping them to thrive rather than go out of business — or move to Texas.
We can't say if a comp system fix will lead to an influx of new businesses. But we can say that employers with a long history here will finally get relief from an onerous system that not only costs too much but doesn't always serve the needs of injured workers.