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Gov. Fallin Statement on Legal Challenge to Workers' Comp Law

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OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla_ Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin released the following statement after a legal challenge to new state workers' compensation laws was filed.

The new laws would lower the amount a worker paid into his/her workers' compensation premiums.

"I'm disappointed with the legal challenge filed today to Senate Bill 1062, just two weeks after an independent evaluation shows the measure will result in a nearly 13 percent reduction in overall workers' compensation premium levels next year," Gov. Mary Fallin said "For decades, Oklahoma has had one of the most expensive and inefficient workers' compensation systems in the country, a constant obstacle for business owners looking to expand operations or create more jobs.

"Senate Bill 1062 completely overhauls our flawed workers' comp system, dramatically reducing the costs to businesses and freeing up private-sector resources that can be invested in jobs rather than lawsuits," the governor said. "Additionally, our reforms ensure injured workers are treated fairly and given the medical care needed to return to work. This is an important pro-growth policy that will help us attract jobs and build a stronger and more prosperous Oklahoma."

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