Local & Regional
Tue January 15, 2013
Workers' Comp Back Before the Legislature
As Oklahoma lawmakers prepare to head back to work, the Senate President Pro-Tem lays out his priorities. Sapulpa Republican Brian Bingman says an old topic will be back in the spotlight, worker’s compensation reform.
BINGMAN: “If we are really serious about our message of jobs and economic growth, it has to begin with comprehensive, meaningful, wholesale reform of our run-away workers compensation system.”
Far from a glitzy topic, Bingman says it is one of the biggest problems facing Oklahoma.
BINGMAN: “We have a status-quo, inefficient, ineffective adversarial system. It is bad for business and worst of all, it does do a very good job on what we say it needs to do.”
The new session begins in less than a month.