Category Archives: Business

Kodak expanding in Oklahoma

Governor Mary Fallin speaks Thursday during a ceremony to announcing Kodak expansion in Weatherford, OK.

Governor Mary Fallin today joined Kodak and community officials in Weatherford to announce that the company is adding new jobs at its facility in Weatherford.

“Today’s announcement is great news for the Weatherford area,” said Fallin. “This is the kind of diversity in jobs we are working to bring to the state. Continue reading

Wind tax credit sunset goes to governor

Senate President Pro Tempore Mike Schulz released the following statement after the Senate approved HB 2298, which moves up the sunset date of the zero-emissions tax credit to July 1, 2017 and expedites the removal of a crony benefit of little value to industry, but costly to Oklahoma.

“The zero-emissions tax credit did what it was supposed to do—help the wind industry get off the ground in Oklahoma. Our state ranks third in the nation in terms of wind power and will likely remain among the leaders in wind power for the foreseeable future.     Continue reading

Kick start retirement planning today

Retirement can be a new beginning for, but planning for your golden years can be daunting. This week is National Retirement Planning Week© (NRPW). The goal of NRPW is to promote the importance of comprehensive retirement planning.

While retirement planning was once thought of as an issue for older people, the truth is that you must start preparing for a secure future as soon as you enter the work force.   Continue reading

OK Workers’ Comp review

Guest Editorial:  February marked the 3rd anniversary of the Oklahoma Legislature’s reform of the workers’ compensation system and the establishment of the Workers’ Compensation Commission (WCC), as an administrative agency of the State.

The system was designed to reduce litigation, streamline processing of claims, and control medical costs through more efficient and timely delivery. Good News: it is working as promised. Continue reading

Trump must drain the “Healthcare” swamp

In his Feb 28 address to the Joint Session of Congress, President Trump called the Affordable Care Act (ACA, or “ObamaCare”) an “imploding disaster.”

His references to soaring premiums, contracting choices, and market collapse are all spot on. And of course everybody wants “reforms that expand choice, increase access, lower costs, and at the same time, provide better Healthcare. “Trump wants Americans to be able to choose “the plan they want, not the plan forced on them by the Government.”

But what must we do “first” and “second”? From a physician’s perspective, “first” is to make the diagnosis. “Second” is to remove the cause of the ailment if possible. And that means to drain the swamp.   Continue reading