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.

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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.

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.

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