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Headlines for Tuesday, May 26, 2015:

  • An investigation shows mistreatment of children at a Department of Human Services facility. (NewsOK)

  • More than a thousand people show their respect for a Claremore firefighter. (Tulsa World)

  • Several area lakes closed for Memorial Day because of flooding. (News9)

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 $7.1B general Appropriations Bill.

The Trio also discusses Attorney General Scott Pruitt allegedly misleading the United States Supreme Court and the battle between Pruitt and State Auditor Gary Jones over cleanup at the Tar Creek Superfund Site.

Headlines for Friday, May 22, 2015:

  • Oklahoma's Republican politicians share stage with high-profile GOP presidential hopefuls. (NewsOK)

  • Budget deal allows agencies to tap their own revolving funds. (Oklahoma Watch)

  • Oklahoma lawmakers send a message to towns, cities and counties: Don’t bother trying to ban fracking. (Tulsa World)

Headlines for Thursday, May 21, 2015:

  • The state budget is heading to the Senate after barely getting through the state House. (NewsOK)

  • The budget making its way through the legislature fails to make cuts to the House or the Senate. (NewsOK)

  • Governor Fallin signs legislation ending a pair of tax incentives used by wind energy developers.  (KGOU)

Headlines for Wednesday, May 20, 2015:

  • State leaders unveil a budget for the 2016 fiscal year starting July 1. (Oklahoma Watch)

  • Agencies react to new budget agreement. (NewsOK)

  • A $25 million bond for a popular cultural museum gets passed on a second try. (NewsOK)

Headlines for Tuesday, May 19, 2015:

  • The Attorney general and State Auditor are battling over allegations at the Tar Creek Superfund site. (NewsOK)

  • The Oklahoma House passes a bill to finish the American Indian Cultural Center. (NewsOK)

  • A board proposal for the popular culture museum known as OKPOP in Tulsa failed to pass by a vote. (Enid News & Eagle)

Headlines for Monday, May 18, 2015:

  • The reserve deputy controversy in the Tulsa Sheriff’s office might jeopardize plans for a new jail. (Tulsa World)

  • Public Service of Oklahoma crews are working to restore power in northeast Oklahoma. (Fox23)

  • The Cherokee Tribe’s economic impact in northeast Oklahoma is booming. (Journal Record)

Tornadoes in western Oklahoma damaged homes, brought down power lines and otherwise caused havoc Saturday evening, but no casualties have been reported.

Headlines for Friday, May 15, 2015:

  • Oklahoma’s Attorney general is facing accusations his office lied to the US Supreme Court. (KFOR)

  • The $25 million dollar bond for the American Indian Cultural center moves forward. (NewsOK)

  • Tulsa’s popular cultural museum, OKPOP, bond makes it out of committee. (Tulsa World)

Buzzfeed updates their recent story about Oklahoma misleading the U.S. Supreme Court in a lethal injection case. Attorney General Scott Pruitt’s office admits it was an “inadvertent citation error.”

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