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This week in Oklahoma Politics, KOSU's Michael Cross talks with Republican Political Consultant Neva Hill and ACLU Oklahoma Executive Director Ryan Kiesel about State Question 777 known as "Right to Farm" by supporters and "Right to Harm" by opponents, the first presidential debate between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton and a new poll showing one in four Oklahomans supporting secession from the United States if Clinton wins in 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 State Question 776 to enshrine all forms of executions into the Oklahoma constitution, Attorney General Scott Pruitt joining in support to reform the practice by police of seizing property and cash upon arrest and Oklahoma joining with 20 other states in opposition to a new federal rule on overtime pay for salaried employees.

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump spent a little over an hour in Norman Saturday afternoon, courting campaign donors just a few blocks from the campus of the University of Oklahoma.

More than 100 demonstrators gathered near the private residence where the fundraiser was held, protesting Trump’s views on race, immigration, and the economy.


Oklahoma, a state with one of the busiest death chambers in the country over the last three decades, will have at least a two-year delay in lethal injections after the governing board of its prison system declined to consider new execution procedures on Tuesday.

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 political fallout over what has now become the strongest earthquake in Oklahoma history at 5.8 magnitude this past Saturday, the declaration by Governor Fallin of no special session to use $140M in surplus money for teacher raises and a lawsuit by medical marijuana supporters saying Attorney General Scott Pruitt's rewrite of their ballot initiative is biased.

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Attorneys for medical marijuana supporters allege in a lawsuit that Republican Attorney General Scott Pruitt rewrote a proposed ballot question to mislead and confuse voters into thinking they were voting to fully legalize marijuana in the state.

The lawsuit was filed Tuesday with the state Supreme Court on behalf of Oklahomans for Health, a group that gathered enough signatures to have the question placed before voters.

Attorney David Slane, who filed the lawsuit, accuses Pruitt of being biased against the proposal and rewriting the question to confuse voters.

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A group supporting a state question to allow the medicinal use of marijuana in Oklahoma is rallying at the state Capitol.

More than 100 people chanted "let us vote" during the rally Tuesday in the building's second floor rotunda.

A petition to legalize medical marijuana in Oklahoma is unlikely to go before voters in November.

Advocates plan to challenge the attorney general's rewording of the ballot title, which is certain to push the measure beyond the election.

Attorney General Scott Pruitt says the group didn't submit its voter signatures to qualify with enough buffer time for legal challenges and for the state's Election Board to print and send ballots to counties, military members and overseas voters.

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Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt has cleared craft brewers in the state to sell full-strength beer for consumption on the premises.

Pruitt issued the opinion Tuesday after the state's Alcoholic Beverage Laws Enforcement Commission asked him to review a new state law that allows the sale of full-strength beer.

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