By Lionel Ramos
Oklahoma Watch 

New law reduces taxes for businesses, cuts support for jobless Oklahomans


Republican legislators passed a law lowering taxes for businesses, but critics say it comes at the expense of jobless Oklahomans.

The law, which passed along party lines in both the House and the Senate, cuts the maximum number of weeks that unemployed Oklahomans can receive financial support from 26 to 16 starting Jan. 1.

Right now, Oklahoma offers the same number of weeks in unemployment benefits as 40 other states. But when House Bill 1933 takes effect, only four states will offer fewer weeks of emergency income to those looking for a job.

Oklahoma Watch requested interviews with the law’s...

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