Sexual Harassment Committee, State Budget Shortfall & Real ID

Jan 13, 2017

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 rocky start for a committee investigating sexual harassment claims against two lawmakers as one of the members walks out refusing to sign a confidentiality agreement and the governor is getting ready to release her executive budget facing a nearly $870 million shortfall as agencies come to the capitol asking members of the House Appropriations Committee for more money.

Also,  Tulsa Republican Congressman Jim Bridenstine is facing consideration to possibly be the next administrator for NASA under the Trump Administration and federal officials give one more extension to the state on compliance with the Real ID Act hoping lawmakers will pass a measure in the coming session to allow Oklahomans to have compatible licenses to enter federal buildings, military installations and even commercial airlines.