workers' compensation http://kgou.org en Oklahoma Court Upholds CompSource Mutualization http://kgou.org/post/oklahoma-court-upholds-compsource-mutualization <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.454545021057129px; line-height: 15px;">The&nbsp;<font color="red">Oklahoma</font>&nbsp;Supreme Court has upheld a plan to convert the state workers' compensation insurance agency into a mutual company.</p> Tue, 11 Mar 2014 17:57:00 +0000 Associated Press 24938 at http://kgou.org Oklahoma Court Upholds CompSource Mutualization After Friday, New Oklahoma Workers' Compensation System Begins http://kgou.org/post/after-friday-new-oklahoma-workers-compensation-system-begins <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15px; line-height: 15px;"><font color="red">Oklahoma</font>&nbsp;workers who are injured on the job soon will have their legal claims handled through a new administrative system instead of the current court-based system.</p> Fri, 31 Jan 2014 13:57:09 +0000 Associated Press 22294 at http://kgou.org After Friday, New Oklahoma Workers' Compensation System Begins Oklahoma Supreme Court Upholds Workers' Comp. Law http://kgou.org/post/oklahoma-supreme-court-upholds-workers-comp-law <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15px; line-height: 15px;">The&nbsp;<font color="red">Oklahoma</font>&nbsp;Supreme Court has rejected a constitutional challenge to the state's new workers' compensation law.</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15px; line-height: 15px;">The court handed down the ruling Monday, just one week after justices heard oral arguments in a lawsuit challenging the law.</p> Mon, 16 Dec 2013 23:59:00 +0000 Associated Press & KGOU Staff 19337 at http://kgou.org Oklahoma Supreme Court Upholds Workers' Comp. Law Oklahoma Supreme Court Hears Workers' Comp. Challenge http://kgou.org/post/oklahoma-supreme-court-hears-workers-comp-challenge <p></p><p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15px; line-height: 15px;">Opponents of&nbsp;</span><font color="red" style="font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15px; line-height: 15px;">Oklahoma's</font><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15px; line-height: 15px;">&nbsp;new workers' compensation law are asking the state Supreme Court to find it unconstitutional.</span></p> Tue, 10 Dec 2013 19:24:00 +0000 Associated Press 18875 at http://kgou.org Oklahoma Supreme Court Hears Workers' Comp. Challenge State High Court To Hear Workers' Compensation Lawsuit http://kgou.org/post/state-high-court-hear-workers-compensation-lawsuit <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15px; line-height: 15px;">The&nbsp;<font color="red">Oklahoma</font>&nbsp;Supreme Court has scheduled oral arguments in a lawsuit that challenges the constitutionality of&nbsp;<font color="red">Oklahoma's</font>&nbsp;new workers' compensation law.</p> Tue, 26 Nov 2013 14:31:16 +0000 Associated Press 17938 at http://kgou.org State High Court To Hear Workers' Compensation Lawsuit Attorneys Argue Over Oklahoma Workers' Comp Lawsuit http://kgou.org/post/attorneys-argue-over-oklahoma-workers-comp-lawsuit <p></p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15px; line-height: 15px;">An attorney for two state lawmakers and a firefighter's organization says&nbsp;<font color="red">Oklahoma's</font>&nbsp;new workers' compensation law is unconstitutional and should be struck down.</p> Thu, 14 Nov 2013 20:56:00 +0000 Associated Press 17176 at http://kgou.org Attorneys Argue Over Oklahoma Workers' Comp Lawsuit Challenge To New State Workers' Compensation Law http://kgou.org/post/challenge-new-state-workers-compensation-law <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15px; line-height: 15px;">Two&nbsp;<font color="red">Oklahoma</font>&nbsp;lawmakers and a firefighters' organization are challenging the constitutionality of&nbsp;<font color="red">Oklahoma's</font>&nbsp;new workers' compensation law.</p> Wed, 18 Sep 2013 23:22:04 +0000 Associated Press 13804 at http://kgou.org Challenge To New State Workers' Compensation Law Fallin Signs Sweeping Workers' Compensation Bill http://kgou.org/post/fallin-signs-sweeping-workers-compensation-bill <p><a href="http://www.ok.gov/governor/">Gov. Mary Fallin</a>&nbsp;signed into law Monday a sweeping overhaul of the way Oklahoma treats workers hurt on the job. <a href="http://www.oklegislature.gov/BillInfo.aspx?Bill=sb1062&amp;Session=1300">Senate Bill 1062</a> changes the state’s court-based workers’ compensation system to an administrative plan.</p><p>Supporters of the bill, including its authors, <a href="http://www.oksenate.gov/Senators/biographies/bingman_bio.aspx">Senate President Pro Tem Brian Bingman</a> and <a href="http://www.okhouse.gov/District.aspx?District=62">House Speaker T.W. Shannon</a>, say it will reduce costs for businesses.</p><p>But detractors, including many Democrats, say the new law saves money at the expense of injured workers and does nothing to reduce medical costs associated with workers’ compensation claims.</p><p> Mon, 06 May 2013 21:08:33 +0000 Kurt Gwartney 5319 at http://kgou.org Fallin Signs Sweeping Workers' Compensation Bill Okla. GOP Leaders Agree on Tax Cuts for 2015 http://kgou.org/post/okla-gop-leaders-agree-tax-cuts-2015 <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Republican leaders at the State Capitol gathered in the Blue Room Tuesday to announce what they’re calling major agreements on several key proposals before lawmakers this session.</span></p><p>Gov. Mary Fallin, Senate President Pro Tem Brian Bingman (R-Sapulpa) and House Speaker T.W. Shannon (R-Lawton) each took turns describing the plan to cut state income taxes, change the workers’ compensation system and repair the State Capitol.</p><p> Wed, 24 Apr 2013 15:18:55 +0000 Kurt Gwartney 4499 at http://kgou.org Okla. GOP Leaders Agree on Tax Cuts for 2015 Medicaid, Apologies, and Workers' Comp at the State Capitol This Week http://kgou.org/post/medicaid-apologies-and-workers-comp-state-capitol-week <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">House Democrats started off the week by gathering members of their caucus and supporters of an expansion to the Medicaid insurance program. House Minority Leader Scott Inman (D-Del City) says Oklahomans have sent approximately $27 billion in taxpayer dollars to the federal government.</span></p><p class="News"><o:p></o:p></p><p class="News">“We come together as a community of Oklahoma citizens today and call upon our governor and our legislative leaders to just bring some of those $27 billion back to Oklahoma to take care of those people who desperately need healthcare.”<o:p></o:p></p><p> Fri, 19 Apr 2013 12:53:46 +0000 Kurt Gwartney 4189 at http://kgou.org Medicaid, Apologies, and Workers' Comp at the State Capitol This Week