Tax Increase Bill Passes, DOC Needs More Money & OU Names New President

Mar 30, 2018

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 State House and Senate agreeing to send the governor a $474M tax increase to fund pay raises for teachers, school support staff and state workers. Meanwhile, the Board of Corrections calls on lawmakers to provide $9M in supplemental funds just to pay bills over the next three months.

The trio also discusses the University of Oklahoma's pick of energy executive James Gallogly to replace David Boren as its president and Republican Senator Nathan Dahm complains leadership is retaliating against him because he refused to vote for a revenue bill which failed by two votes.