Political Report Notebook: Workers' comp costs remain high
BY RANDY KREHBIEL World Staff Writer
Sunday, October 07, 2012
12/10/12 at 11:24 AM
State Insurance Commissioner John Doak said last week that Oklahoma's workers' compensation costs continue to be higher than state and regional averages despite recent system reforms.
"We've had several large employers tell us that if workers' comp isn't aggressively addressed in the next legislative session, they may have no choice but to leave the state," Doak said Friday.
On Thursday, state Senate President Pro Tem and fellow Republican Brian Bingman said workers' compensation reform will be his No. 1 priority in next year's legislative session.
Bridenstine at Republican Assem-bly: 1st Congressional District candidate Jim Bridenstine will be featured at the Republican Assembly meeting, 7 p.m. Tuesday at LaFortune Grille, 5501 S. Yale Ave.
Emmanuel Cleaver to be featured speaker: U.S. Rep. Emmanuel Cleaver, chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus, will be featured speaker at the Tulsa County Democratic Party's annual bean supper, 6 p.m. Oct. 25 at the Greenwood Cultural Center.
Women's league sponsoring forum: The League of Women Voters of Metropolitan Tulsa is sponsoring a forum with state Senate District 39 candidates Brian Crain and Julie Hall, 6:15 p.m. Wednesday at the Schusterman-Benson Library, 3333 E. 32nd Place.
Crain, the Republican incumbent, and Hall, the Democratic challenger, will give opening and closing statements and answer questions submitted in writing by the audience.