This Week in Oklahoma Politics 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

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.

Most Recent Episodes

Medicaid Expansion Campaign, Joe Allbaugh Retires & Democrats Elect a New Chair

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 awareness campaign from supporters of Medicaid Expansion as they get ready to gather signatures pending a legal challenge to their ballot initiative, Oklahoma Director of Corrections announces his retirement abruptly at a meeting Wednesday and the Pardon and Parole Board discusses implementation of House Bill 1269 which makes could

Medicaid Expansion Campaign, Joe Allbaugh Retires & Democrats Elect a New Chair

Alcohol Law Faces Challenge, Hoskin Wins Cherokee Chief Job & Rep. Stone Calls it Quits

This Week in Oklahoma Politics, KOSU's Michael Cross talks to Republican Political Consultant Neva Hill and ACLU Oklahoma Executive Director Ryan Kiesel about a challenge to a new alcohol law requiring the manufacturers of the top 25 brands to offer products to all distributors, recent flooding brings national attention in the form of visits from Vice President Mike Pence and Democratic Presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke and the Cherokee Nation elects Chuck Hoskin, Jr. to be its next Principal

Alcohol Law Faces Challenge, Hoskin Wins Cherokee Chief Job & Rep. Stone Calls it Quits

Opioid Trial Begins, 2019 Legislative Session Ends & Governor Signs Bills

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 opioid trial starting in Norman which has grabbed national and international attention and state lawmakers end the 2019 legislative session a week earlier than required by the Constitution. The trio also discusses some of the bills signed recently by Governor Stitt.

Opioid Trial Begins, 2019 Legislative Session Ends & Governor Signs Bills

Pharmacy Bill Battle, Attorney General Restrictions & Corrections Reform Task Force

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 bill signed by Governor Stitt which he had originally vetoed giving patients the right to choose their own pharmacy provider and lawmakers pass a measure putting restrictions on the powers of the Attorney General over settlements. The trio also discusses the governor's new task force to look at corrections reform and three agencies

Pharmacy Bill Battle, Attorney General Restrictions & Corrections Reform Task Force

Agreement Made on an FY2020 Budget, a Challenge to Medicaid Expansion & Gallogly Retires

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 final agreement on a budget between legislative leaders and Governor Stitt and the Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs, a conservative think tank, levels a constitutional challenge against an initiative petition to put Medicaid expansion before voters on the 2020 ballot. The trio also discusses the quick approval of Governor Stitt's

Agreement Made on an FY2020 Budget, a Challenge to Medicaid Expansion & Gallogly Retires

Tempers Growing at the Capitol, House Member Faces Accusations & Time is Running Out for a Budget

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 row in a Senate committee over a gubernatorial nomination for Finance Secretary as worry grows concerning executive power over state agencies, criminal justice advocates worry about a former corrections reform opponent working on Stitt's team and the House opens an investigation against a Republican lawmakers leveled by the co-founder

Tempers Growing at the Capitol, House Member Faces Accusations & Time is Running Out for a Budget

Anti-Abortion Bill Ruling, State Worker Overtime Veto & Democrat's Budget

This Week in Oklahoma Politics, KOSU's Michael Cross talks with Republican Political Consultant Neva Hill and siting in for Ryan Kiesel is ACLU Oklahoma Political and Advocacy Director Nicole McAfee about the State Supreme Court overturning a law limiting abortion-inducing medication, Governor Stitt signing a bill forcing abortion clinics to put up signs saying a drug induced abortion is reversible and the governor vetoing a bill giving overtime pay to state workers making less than $31,000 a

Anti-Abortion Bill Ruling, State Worker Overtime Veto & Democrat's Budget

Ruling on Pain and Suffering, Stitt's First 100 Days & Horn Gets First GOP Opponent

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 ruling by the State Supreme Court saying the lawmakers can't put a $350M cap on pain and suffering, supporters of Medicaid expansion file an initiative petition to get it put on the ballot in 2020 and Governor Stitt recognizes his first 100 days in office. The trio also discusses a bill to ban "free-speech zones" on college campuses

Ruling on Pain and Suffering, Stitt's First 100 Days & Horn Gets First GOP Opponent

NRA Sues OKC Ad Agency, Abortion Reversal Bill Passes & Fundraising for 2020

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 lawsuit between the National Rifle Association and it's long time marketing partner Ackerman McQueen out of Oklahoma City, the opioid trial is going before a judge rather than a jury and Comanche County wants in on the trial after taking issue with the settlement between AG Mike Hunter and Purdue Pharma. The trio also talks about

NRA Sues OKC Ad Agency, Abortion Reversal Bill Passes & Fundraising for 2020

Governor Stitt's Nominations & New OKC Council Members

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 leader of the Senate wanting a more rigorous vetting process for gubernatorial nominations brought before the Senate and another member of the State Supreme Court leaving Governor Stitt with two positions to fill in his first few months in office. The trio also discusses the new members of the Oklahoma City Council including its

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