Thursday, January 9, 2014
OKLAHOMA CITY, Jan. 9, 2014 – The Greater Oklahoma City Chamber Board of Directors has announced its 2014 legislative agenda as it works to improve the state’s business climate to attract new investment and enhance growth and expansion opportunities for existing companies.
The Chamber’s agenda touches on workers’ compensation and lawsuit reform, economic development incentive programs, research and development, water supply issues and specific legislation to address various transportation, health care and education issues. For a full list, go online to http://www.okcchamber.com/legislative.
“We believe these issues will further our cause of making Oklahoma City as attractive as possible for free enterprise” said David Rainbolt, vice chair 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.”
Among the Chambers legislative priorities are:
The Chamber also is monitoring discussions regarding the state’s oil and gas tax structure, working with various entities to ensure central Oklahoma has a long-term water supply, advocating for Internet sales tax law revisions that include the Marketplace Fairness Act and supporting other pro-business measures.
To stay abreast of the Chamber’s legislative agenda throughout the session, go online to the Chamber’s business advocacy web page at http://www.okcchamber.com/legislative.
MEDIA: For more information, contact Kaylee McDaniel at firstname.lastname@example.org or 297-8971.