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.

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State Question 802 Passes, Election Coverage and Absentee Ballots

This Week in Oklahoma Politics, KOSU's Michael Cross talks with Republican Political Consultant Neva Hill and ACLU Oklahoma Executive Director Ryan Kiesel about Oklahomans passing State Question 802 to expand Medicaid in the state, a runoff in the Republican primary between Stephanie Bice and Terry Neece to take on Congresswoman Kendra Horn and Abby Broyles wins the Democratic nomination to take on Senator Jim Inhofe. The trio also discusses other races of note especially where several incumbents were either voted out or heading to a runoff and a record number of Oklahomans choosing to vote absentee as COVID-19 numbers continue to rise.

President Trump Rally, State Question 802, Medical Marijuana Lawsuit & More

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 rally for President Trump in Tulsa, State Question 802 to expand Medicaid in Oklahoma which will be decided on Tuesday and the State Supreme Court shoots down an initiative petition to repeal the state's permitless carry law. The trio also discusses the high court's approval of a referendum to legalize recreational marijuana in the state of Oklahoma for those over the age of 21 and medical marijuana businesses are suing the state over rules regarding locations and residency requirements.

President Trump Rally, State Question 802, Medical Marijuana Lawsuit & More

President Trump Rally, Norman Police Cuts, State Question 802 Opposition & More

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 rally for President Trump coming up on Saturday at the BOK Center in Tulsa and the Norman City Council votes to redistribute $865,000 from the police department to other services. The trio also discusses news of a new Political Action Committee formed to oppose State Question 802 to expand Medicaid in Oklahoma and a dispute between Oklahoma and Cleveland County keeps a woman in jail for more than a month without the ability to post bond on a drug complaint.

President Trump Rally, Norman Police Cuts, State Question 802 Opposition & More

Tribal Gaming Compacts, Governor's Race Panel, Support for Protesters & More

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 U.S. Department allowing gaming compacts between Governor Stitt and two tribes to move forward through inaction, the governor and his wife, Sarah hold a panel on race relations and a new poll shows a majority of Oklahomans support the protesters. The trio also discusses another showing a partisan divide over a possible COVID-19 vaccines and the wearing of mask and Lieutenant Governor Matt Pinnell is asking the Republican National Committee to hold its convention in Oklahoma as President Trump announced his first rally in three months will take place on June 19th in Tulsa.

Tribal Gaming Compacts, Governor's Race Panel, Support for Protesters & More

Governor Activates Guard, Medicaid Expansion Support, Medical Marijuana Sales & More

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 governor activating the National Guard in response to the protests over the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, the State Health Department reverses its course on limiting certain data on COVID-19 and a petition to create an independent redistricting commission gets approval from the state supreme court, but its future remains uncertain. The trio also discusses how supporters of Medicaid Expansion have started an ad blitz and touring Oklahoma towns to get people to vote yes on State Question 802.

Governor Activates Guard, Medicaid Expansion Support, Medical Marijuana Sales & More

State Question 805, Veto Overrides, Outgoing OESC Director & More

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 Oklahoma Supreme Court ordering the Secretary of State to start counting signatures on a ballot measure dealing with sentencing reform, lawmakers meeting to override gubernatorial vetoes while at the same time leaving some vetoes to stand. The trio also discusses the decision by the executive director of the Oklahoma Employment Security Commission to step down from the position after just five months on the job and the end of the legislative session means all eyes now start focusing on the primary election on June 30th.

2020 Session Ends, Rural Broadband Veto, Absentee Ballot Challenge & More

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 decision by lawmakers to end the legislative session two weeks early, Governor Stitt vetoes a bill on rural broadband and lawmakers pass a bill giving a Cost of Living Adjustment for State Retirees. The trio also discusses a constitutional challenge to the new law requiring notarization of absentee ballots and remembering Oklahoma City Republican Senator Brooks Douglass.

2020 Session Ends, Rural Broadband Veto, Absentee Ballot Challenge & More

Legislature Overrides Budget Vetoes, Interim Health Commissioner Out, Absentee Ballots & More

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 override of the governor's veto of the state budget, Governor Stitt forms a bipartisan committee to deal with the federal funds to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic and the Senate says sit won't confirm Interim Health Commissioner Gary Cox to the job leading the agency. Plus, the trio discusses the governor signing a bill requiring notarization of absentee ballots and the Oklahoma Indian Gaming Association ousts two tribes who signed a gaming compact with Governor Stitt.

Legislature Overrides Budget Vetoes, Interim Health Commissioner Out, Absentee Ballots & More

Governor's Emergency Powers, Legislative Budget Agreement, Absentee Voting Changes & More

This Week in Oklahoma Politics, KOSU's Michael Cross talks with Republican Political Consultant Neva Hill and ACLU Oklahoma Executive Director Ryan Kiesel about lawmakers attaching strings to a new round of executive powers to the governor, legislative leaders announce a budget deal and Republicans push through a bill requiring notarization of absentee ballots. The trio also discusses an opinion from the attorney general saying the governor overstepped his authority in authorizing gaming compacts with two Oklahoma tribes and a federal judge puts a further delay on executions in the state.

Governor's Emergency Powers, Legislative Budget Agreement, Absentee Voting Changes & More

Health Department Audit, Federal Unemployment Checks, State Lawmakers Return & More

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 Attorney General Mike Hunter calling for an audit of the Department of Health and cities follow quickly behind the state after Governor Stitt announced plans to reopen Oklahoma for business. The trio also discusses state leaders asking if its possible to cancel federal unemployment checks of $600 a week and lawmakers are scheduled to return on Monday.

Health Department Audit, Federal Unemployment Checks, State Lawmakers Return & More

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