This Week in Oklahoma Politics

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KOSU's Michael Cross talks about political news in Oklahoma with ACLU Oklahoma Executive Director Ryan Kiesel and Republican political consultant Neva Hill in this weekly segment.

This Week in Oklahoma Politics KOSU's Michael Cross talks with Republican Political Consultant Neva Hill and ACLU Executive Director Ryan Kiesel about state agencies coming up with ways to cut 10% of their budget as ordered by Governor Fallin an Oklahomans on the Affordable Care Act seeing premium increase well above the national average at 37%.

The trio also new polling that shows support among Oklahomans for Presidential candidate Ben Carson and strong support for the death penalty.

This Week in Oklahoma Politics, KOSU's Michael Cross talks with Republican Political Consultant Neva Hill and ACLU Oklahoma Executive Director Ryan Kiesel about an initiative petition launched by OU President David Boren to raise a penny sales tax to pay for education, a lawsuit against another Ten Commandments monument (this one in southern Oklahoma), and the cost of private prisons on the state.

The trio also discusses the visit by Republican presidential hopeful Ben Carson and the support by major players in the Oklahoma Democratic Party for Hillary Clinton.

This Week in Oklahoma Politics KOSU's Michael Cross talks to Republican Political Consultant Neva Hill and ACLU Oklahoma Executive Director Ryan Kiesel about an NPR and ProPublica report on the problems surrounding Oklahoma's opt out provision in its workers compensation system and the latest news on executions in the state.

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 movement of the Ten Commandments monument of the State Capitol grounds and the news that the wrong drug was used in January to execute Charles Warner.

The trio also discuss the overturned blackmail conviction of former Sooner Tea Party leader Al Gerhart, the upcoming vote by Oklahoma City banning all activity in medians and the impact of Real ID on Oklahomans.

This Week in Oklahoma Politics, KOSU's Michael Cross holds a lengthy discussion with Republican Political Consultant Neva Hill and ACLU Oklahoma Executive Director Ryan Kiesel about the second stay of execution for Richard Glossip as well as the future of the Ten Commandments monument at the State Capitol.

The trio also discuss a plan by former Senator and Governor David Boren for a one cent sales tax to fund education and agency heads warned by legislative leaders to be ready for deeper cuts.

This Week in Oklahoma Politics, KOSU's Michael Cross talks with ACLU Oklahoma Executive Director Ryan Kiesel and Repulican Political Consultant Neva Hill about the visit to the Sooner State  by GOP Presidential candidates Donald Trump and Carly Fiorina, along with the latest attempts by attorneys for Richard Glossip to prove his innocence.

The trio also discuses three candidates looking to replace state Republican Party Chairman Randy Brogdon who resigned after just five months on the job and a bill possibly going before lawmakers next year to raise the pay of retired educators in an attempt to shore up the teacher shortage in the state.

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 US Supreme Court ruling in favor of Affordable Care Act supporters, the Political Director of the state Republican Party resigns after pressure from GOP officials and Oklahoma City attorney Jerry Fent files a lawsuit challenging he upcoming state budget.

The trio also discusses a successful petition seeking a grand jury investigation of Tulsa's sheriff, Oklahoma's Democratic Party considers the option to open its primaries to independent voters and racist pamphlets in the eastern Oklahoma town of Pryor.

This is the season finale of This Week in Oklahoma Politics, Ryan and Neva are taking a break over the summer and will return in September.

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