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 ACLU Oklahoma Executive Director Ryan Kiesel and Republican Political Consultant Neva Hill about the upcoming legislative session including any possible predictions, a proposal to give $10,000 raises to teachers and an initiative to put criminal justice reform on the ballot this November.

This Week in Oklahoma Politics, KOSU's Michael Cross talks with ACLU Oklahoma Executive Director Ryan Kiesel and Republican Political Consultant Neva Hill about a bill by a prominent Senate Republican to stop the current tax cut, other bills filed in the upcoming legislation and possible cuts coming to education in Oklahoma.

The trio also discusses a couple of recent earthquake forums in the OKC metropolitan area, the resignation of the vice chair of the State Republican Party, and Donald Trump brings Sarah Palin to Tulsa.

This Week in Oklahoma Politics, KOSU's Michael Cross talks with Republican Political Consultant Neva Hill and ACLU Oklahoma Executive Director Ryan Kiesel about a special election win by the Democratic candidate in the heavily Republican Senate seat, the State Supreme Court rules a penny sales tax petition constitutional and former Democratic Congressman Dan Boren says he's considering a run for Governor in 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 their expectation for 2016, new presidential action in an attempt to reduce gun violence and a dispute between the State Auditor and the Attorney General.

The trio also discuss the recent earthquakes in Oklahoma and the American Indian Cultural Center and Museum.

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 news that state finance officials have announced a revenue failure for the current fiscal year and a budget shortfall of more than $900M for the next fiscal year. 

The trio also discuss the future of the American Indian Cultural Center and Museum in Oklahoma City.

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 anti-panhandling measure passed by Oklahoma City, a new study ranking Oklahoma next to last in regard to health and Planned Parenthood says error rate accusations against the organization are exaggerated.

This Week in Oklahoma Politics, KOSU's Michael Cross talks with Republican Political Consultant Neva Hill and ACLU Oklahoma Executive Director Ryan Kiesel about Governor Fallin's call for the Oklahoma Health Department to cut funding to Planned Parenthood, the government waste report released by Oklahoma Senator James Lankford and a poll showing strong support by Oklahoma voters for school choice.

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 attacks in Paris and calls by leaders, mostly Republicans who called on the President to stop allowing Syrian refugees into the country as well as opposition from a group including former Attorney General Drew Edmondson on the Right to Farm state question going before voters next November.

This Week in Oklahoma Politics, KOSU's Michael Cross talks with Republican Political Consultant Neva Hill and ACLU Oklahoma Executive Director Ryan Kiesel about Governor Fallin facing calls for an investigation of possible interference in an investigation of a Tulsa doctor who also happened to be a donor to former Texas Governor Rick Perry and a lawsuit on an open records request that has taken a year and a half.

The trio also discuss a study giving Oklahoma an "F" in transparency and the appointment of a new Labor Commissioner.

This Week in Oklahoma Politics, KOSU's Michael Cross talks with ACLU Oklahoma Executive Director Ryan Kiesel and Republican Political Consultant Neva Hill about Interim Studies at the State Capitol and Governor Fallin still waiting to pick a new Labor Commissioner to replace Mark Costello who was murdered several months ago.

The trio also discuss a lawsuit by the Sierra Club and other environmental groups against energy companies for their practice of using waste water for injection wells and Sapulpa Republican Representative Mark McCullough announces he is resigning.

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