Oklahoma Workers Comp

Oklahoma City – OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Legislation intended to improve the state workers' compensation system for injured workers has been signed into law by Gov. Brad Henry.

The governor's signature on the measure Friday also reduces by one the number of proposals voters will have to decide in the November general election.

One of the provisions of the bill requires Senate confirmation of judges nominated to the state Workers Compensation Court by the governor. Legislators last year approved a measure sending that issue to voters, but now say that measure will be scrapped.

That will still leave 11 questions to decide on the Nov. 2 ballot.