State Rep. Forrest Bennett, D-OKC, is slated to begin an interim study on how COVID-19 has affected employment and wages in Oklahoma.
The South OKC representative hopes to focus the study on what went wrong for Oklahoma workers during this crisis, and where the state can make improvements going forward.
The goal of the study is to develop and implement policies to permanently address these issues. To do this, Bennett is hoping to get a good mix of subject matter experts and real-world experiences from Oklahomans.
“In order to fix this problem, we need to hear from people it has affected. We are scheduled to present this study to the Government Efficiency Committee on the morning of Sept. 17,” Bennett said. “Legislators are shown graphs and stats related to this crisis nearly every day, and I think it is important that we are reminded of the people those data represent. With your help and your voices, that is what I intend to do with this study.”
Oklahomans wanting to share their experience for this study are encouraged to call (405) 557-7404 or email email@example.com.