Budget Shortfall, Cornett Announcement & Real ID

Feb 24, 2017

This Week in Oklahoma Politics, KOSU's Michael Cross talks with ACLU Oklahoma Executive Director Ryan Kiesel and Republican Political Consultant Neva Hill about the $34M revenue failure facing state agencies as well as the $787M budget shortfall facing state lawmakers, Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett announces he will not seek a fifth term as leader of the state's capital city and lawmakers fast track a bill to get the state in compliance with the Federal Real ID Act.

The trio also talks about a measure heading to the House floor which would make changes to State Question 780 passed by Oklahoma voters in November and newly released e-mail show now head of the Environmental Protection Agency Scott Pruitt colluded with the energy industry and political groups in attacks on the EPA while he was state attorney general.