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A weekly look inside Oklahoma Politics with KOSU's Michael Cross, ACLU Oklahoma Executive Director Ryan Kiesel, and Republican Political Consultant Neva Hill.

A weekly look inside Oklahoma Politics with KOSU's Michael Cross, ACLU Oklahoma Executive Director Ryan Kiesel, and Republican Political Consultant Neva Hill.
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A weekly look inside Oklahoma Politics with KOSU's Michael Cross, ACLU Oklahoma Executive Director Ryan Kiesel, and Republican Political Consultant Neva Hill.

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Lawmakers Elect Leadership, Getting Ready for the New Governor & Epic's Funding Boost

1/10/2019
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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 lawmakers elected leaders of both parties in the lead up to the 2019 legislative session, the state House passes new controversial rules including a ban on videos by lawmakers on the House floor and the state of Oklahoma is getting ready for a new governor with inaugural parties this weekend. The trio also discusses a funding...

Duration:00:24:35

Extra Money for the State, Stitt's Agriculture Secretary & Medicaid Expansion

12/20/2018
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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 nearly $600M extra for the state to allocate in the coming fiscal year, incoming Governor Kevin Stitt nominate Blayne Arthur to be the state's first female Secretary of the Agriculture and a federal judge declares constitutional an OKC ordinance banning panhandling in certain medians. The trio also discusses a bipartisan push to pass...

Duration:00:25:20

Edible Medical Marijuana, Stitt's New Office & Senate Bills

12/13/2018
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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 the State Health Department passing rules for edible medical marijuana, Governor-elect Kevin Stitt might have to wait a while before moving into his new offices because of construction at the State Capitol and a southeast Oklahoma Democratic State Representative defects to the Republican Party. The trio also discusses a couple of new...

Duration:00:20:05

Education Commitments from GOP, Abortion and Gun Bill Filed & the Passing of President Bush

12/6/2018
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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 the commitment from Republican leaders in the House and Senate for education funding, a the Chair of the Canadian County Republican Party calls on his GOP lawmakers to, in essence, defund education and state Senators file bills to make abortions a homicide and allow anyone to carry a gun without a license. The trio also talks about...

Duration:00:22:35

Stitt's Administration Picks, Higher Education Funding & SCOTUS Hears Murphy Case

11/29/2018
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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 the top picks by Governor-elect Kevin Stitt for his Chief of Staff as well as Secretaries of State and Energy, Oklahoma owes the state's colleges and universities $150M in matching funds for faculty salaries and the incoming leader of the Senate files the first bill to conduct performance evaluations of state agencies. The trio also...

Duration:00:24:13

Stitt's Transition Team, New House Democratic Leaders & John Grisham's Endorsement

11/15/2018
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This Week in Oklahoma Politics, KOSU's Michael Cross talks with Republican Politcal Consultant Neva Hill and ACLU Oklahoma Executive Director Ryan Kiesell about Governor-elect Kevin Stitt picking political insiders to run his transition team, House Democrats pick new leadership after Steve Kouplen loses reelection and Oklahoma's newest Congressman Kevin Hern takes his oath of office. The trio also discusses straight party voting and a candidate for district attorney in Ada fails to win...

Duration:00:23:08

Kevin Stitt Wins Gubernatorial Race, Kendra Horn Wins CD5 & Marsy's Law Passes

11/8/2018
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This Week in Oklahoma Poltics, KOSU's Michael Cross talks with Republican Political Consultant Neva Hill and ACLU Oklahoma Executive Director Ryan Kiesel about the win by Republican Kevin Stitt over Democrat Drew Edmondson in the race for Governor, the win in Congressional District Five by Democratic challenger Kendra Horn over Republican incumbent Steve Russell and the GOP holding on to all statewide offices. The trio also discusses the new makeup of the State Legislature and State Question...

Duration:00:27:15

State Question 801, Gubernatorial Race & Hofmeister Vs. Fallin

10/25/2018
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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 801 before voter which would allow school districts to use a portion of their building funds for other purposes and with one week until early voting how are the races going for Kevin Stitt and Drew Edmondson. The trio also discusses any other races to watch in the general election coming up on November 6th and a recent...

Duration:00:24:30

State Question 800, Gubernatorial Endorsements and Mullin’s MMA Challenge

10/18/2018
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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 State Question 800 to create a dedicated account for excessive gross production taxes, the Oklahoma Public Employees Association plans to sue the State Department of Health over layoffs last year following a budget shortfall and Republican candidate Kevin Stitt gets an endorsement from his runoff rival Mick Cornett while Democratic...

Duration:00:24:48

Governor's Poll, Education Rally & Surge in Registered Voters

10/11/2018
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This Week in Oklahoma Politics, KOSU's Michael Cross talks with Republican Political Consultant Neva Hill and, sitting in for Ryan Kiesel, Oklahoma Policy Institute Legislative Director Bailey Perkins about a new poll on the governor's race showing Republican Kevin Stitt with a narrow 46% lead over Democrat Drew Edmondson at 40%, education supporters plan a rally at the State Capitol ahead of the general election and the independent candidate for State Treasurer attacks his Republican...

Duration:00:23:13

State Question 798, Hofmeister Charges Dropped and School Consolidation

10/4/2018
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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 798 to put the governor and lieutenant governor on the same ticket by 2026 similar to the President and Vice President and a new report finds recently ousted incumbent Republican lawmakers were challenged from leadership in their own party. The trio also discusses the announcement from Oklahoma County District Attorney...

Duration:00:26:38

State Question 794, First Gubernatorial Debate & the Oklahoma Ethics Commission

9/27/2018
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This Week in Oklahoma Poltics, KOSU's Michael Cross talks with Republican Political Consultant Neva Hill and ACLU Oklahoma Executive Director Ryan Kiesel about State Question 794 also known as Marsy's Law which provides certain rights to victims of crime and the two major candidates for governor go head to head for the first time in a debate. The trio also discusses a loss in the state Supreme Court by the Oklahoma Ethics Commission in a lawsuit over funding by the legislature and the...

Duration:00:24:17

State Question 793, Marijuana Special Session & Ethics' Cooling-Off Rule

9/20/2018
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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 793 which alters the state constitution allowing big box stores like Wal-Mart to have optometrists and eye exams and House Minority Leader Steve Kouplen reiterates his call for a special session to deal with medical marijuana especially in regard to labeling and testing guidelines. The trio also discusses legislation...

Duration:00:23:28

VA Audit Attacked, Edmondson's Education Plan & Inhofe's New Chairmanship

9/13/2018
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This Week in Oklahoma Politics, KOSU's Michael Cross talks with Republican Political Consultant Neva Hill and sitting in for Ryan Kiesel is Democratic State Representative Forrest Bennett. They discuss criticism by Veterans' Affairs Executive Director Doug Elliot and the VA commissioners of a report from the State Auditor's office describing a "culture of fear and intimidation" and "toxic environment" at the agency, Democratic gubernatorial candidate Drew Edmondson unveils an education plan...

Duration:00:25:58

GOP Race for Governor, Six Incumbents Lose & Dealing with Medical Marijuana

9/6/2018
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Tulsa Businessman Kevin Stitt defeats former OKC Mayor Mick Cornett, six incumbent GOP State Representatives lose their reelection bids, incumbent Attorney General Mike Hunter's narrow victory and medical marijuana.

Duration:00:26:05