Incomplete Budget, Health Department Cuts & Cheaper Utility Bills

Jan 5, 2018

This Week in Oklahoma Politics, KOSU's Michael Cross talks with Republican Political Consultant Neva Hill and ACLU Oklahoma Executive Director Ryan Kiesel about the budget situation as lawmakers still haven't balanced the budget in the current fiscal year which ends July 1st and the State Department of Health announcing cuts which could result in nearly 200 employees getting laid off as well as ending programs.

The trio also discusses Attorney General Mike Hunter's opinion that the Oklahoma Sheriff's Association is subject to the open records/open meetings laws as well as Hunter's call for the Corporation Commission to reduce utility rates for companies expected to benefit from the federal tax cut signed by President Trump and what was the biggest story of 2017.