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2020 OneVoice Regional Legislative Agenda finalized

Published Monday, September 9, 2019

Attendees at the OneVoice Regional Legislative Summit determined the 15 state and 15 federal priorities that will guide the Chamber's business-driven advocacy in 2020.

The summit is the capstone of the annual OneVoice process, which began earlier in the summer with nine issue-specific task forces.

The final agenda issues are:

 State 

  • Support regional water policy.
  • Municipal funding diversification.
  • Economic incentives.
  • Fund public education for the 21st century.
  • Address the teacher shortage.
  • Eliminate exemptions to 811 One-Call program.
  • Full Medicaid expansion.
  • Mental health treatment and support.
  • Health care workforce expansion.
  • Statewide branding and marketing.
  • Meet the demands for research and development in leading industries.
  • Support critically needed transportation funding.
  • McClellan-Kerr Arkansas River Navigation System infrastructure revolving fund.
  • Criminal justice reform.
  • Adverse childhood experiences.

 Federal 

  • Extend the federal investment tax credit.
  • Support funding for critical economic development programs.
  • American Indian Lands Tax Credit.
  • Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) funding.
  • Americorps funding.
  • Eliminate barriers to greater use of natural gas.
  • Remove barriers to needed inpatient treatment in Oklahoma.
  • Strengthen federal physician training programs.
  • Tulsa’s levee system.
  • Upgrade infrastructure at Tulsa International Airport.
  • Small employer health care concerns.
  • McClellan-Kerr Arkansas River Navigation System.
  • Support federal infrastructure investment.
  • Support training of middle-skill workers.
  • Support Pell eligibility for short-term, industry-driven training.

More than 75 chambers of commerce, municipalities, counties and economic development organizations endorse the agenda each year.

 

 

 

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