Newspaper article THE JOURNAL RECORD

State Chamber Sends Alert on Permit, License Jumps

Newspaper article THE JOURNAL RECORD

State Chamber Sends Alert on Permit, License Jumps

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The Oklahoma State Chamber of Commerce and Industry claims some state agencies are trying to "side-step" budget cuts by requesting the Oklahoma Legislature increase fees for licenses, permits and other functions.

The state chamber is sending out an "action alert" to its members about proposed fee increases in its latest newsletter which is to be mailed out today.

Ronn Kupp, lobbyist for the chamber, said late Thursday an estimate has not been made of the total cost of all the proposed fee increases but the chamber is in the process of making an estimate.

The latest edition of Capitol Comments, published by the chamber to update its members on happenings at the Legislature, focuses attention on just some of the fee increases being considered:

- A 1 percent increase in the tax on compensation losses, proposed in the bill for the Oklahoma Department of Labor, to fund and expand the department's safety program - medical payments and temporary total disability payments would excluded from the increase.

According to chamber estimates, this would increase workers' compensation costs by 0. …

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