Rep. Suzanne Schreiber Named State Chamber Legislator of the Year

Wednesday, 10 July 2024 20:28

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OKLAHOMA CITY – Rep. Suzanne Schreiber, D-Tulsa, was named one of the Oklahoma State Chamber’s five Legislators of the Year. Schreiber elevated the childcare crisis within the State Capitol during her first term in office and authored several bills addressing the issue. Strengthening the childcare industry has been a priority for both the State Chamber and Schreiber since being sworn in two years ago. 

“The State Chamber is a leader for Oklahoma’s workforce development, recruitment and retention, and they understand affordable, accessible, quality childcare is fundamental to that work.  I am honored to be recognized by them,” Schreiber said. “They have been a powerful partner advocating for this critical need for employers and businesses throughout the state.  I am grateful for our work together and know we will continue to push important legislation so that families have the childcare they need and employers have access to the workforce they need.”

One of Schreiber’s childcare bills was signed into law in 2023. The law has streamlined regulations pertaining to the licensing of family home childcare facilities across the state ensuring these small businesses can operate efficiently and safely without unnecessary red tape.   

Schreiber has also pushed to establish tax credits for employers who share in the cost of childcare with their employees and for recruitment and retention incentives for childcare professionals. “Both the State Chamber and I know this remains a critical need for employers and families across the State,” Schreiber said. She will continue to work with her colleagues and stakeholders to bring solutions to the State Capitol. 

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