Recent changes to our unemployment laws have been a good start, but more needs to be done. NFIB will fight to bring more clarity and common sense to our unemployment laws which will bring down costs for employers. We also seek to require drug testing for unemployment benefits to make sure recipients are ready to go to work when an opportunity arises.
Reduce 'red tape' and halt regulatory expansion
Find ways to cut away the red tape at state agencies that so often hampers job creation. Vigorously fight new regulations that levy fines on small business, especially those that penalize for non-harmful or clerical errors.
Eliminate the franchise tax
Businesses in Oklahoma are double taxed with our state’s franchise tax. NFIB will continue to push for a better tax climate for small businesses.
Encourage privatization of government services
Encourage state leaders to move services to the private sector when it makes sense. Not only is this important for right-sizing government, but it helps small businesses and the economy.