The Senate Appropriations Committee unanimously approved the nomination of former Sen. Mike Mazzei to serve as Gov. Kevin Stitt’s cabinet secretary of budget, less than a week after that appointment appeared in jeopardy.
Oklahoma’s new administrative system is more focused than the old, court-based system on compensating injured workers and getting them back to work. House Bill 2367 would make a number of changes in the new system first established by the 2013 legislation.
Oklahoma’s Secretary of Digital Transformation and Administration, David Ostrowe, is looking to move state government into the future by focusing on transparency and integration. It’s high time state government entered the 21st century.
Oklahoma has a relatively high regulatory burden that can hamper economic growth, but the state also has an opportunity to join several of its peers in meaningful regulatory reform, according to an economist from the Mercatus Center at George Mason University.