Local & Regional
Fri August 31, 2012
Chamber Priorities for 2013
The Tulsa Metro Chamber of Commerce drafts its list of priorities for the upcoming legislative session. Chamber President Mike Neal says one item is urging the state legislature to accept additional Medicaid dollars under the Affordable Care Act.
NEAL: "It was really felt that the state should do everything they could to not oppose receiving these additional Medicaid dollars. That would to a lot to help our state toward addressing it indigent health situation."
Neal says they want to see improvements in Educational funding as well. He says the Gilcrease Expressway extension also, again, made the list.
NEAL: "(We are) really looking at how we can ultimately get that full Gilcrease Expressway completed on the west side of our county and how we could do a partnership with the Oklahoma Department of Transportation and the Oklahoma Turnpike Authority."
The agenda will now be reviewed by other chambers and municipalities. It will eventually be presented to the legislature as the Chamber’s One Voice Agenda.