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Workers Compensation Bill heads to Senate for further consideration

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Oklahoma_After three hours of debate the House approved a bill to overhaul the Oklahoma's Workers Compensation System.  The bill passed with a vote of 74-24 with just about all democrats present opposing it.  

The lengthy bill will turn Oklahoma's court run system into an administrative system run by three commissioners. Republicans say the change will save millions of dollars. Democrats shunned the bill, saying it only achieves savings by cutting employee benefits. 

 

It appears likely to pass in its currents form. Governor Mary Fallin and leaders of both the House and Senate announced they agreed on the bill's terms. It now heads to the senate for further consideration. 

 

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