Primary elections, special session, new jail land and more
This Week in Oklahoma Politics
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3d ago
This Week in Oklahoma Politics, KOSU's Michael Cross talks with Republican Political Consultant Neva Hill and Civil Rights Attorney Ryan Kiesel about the upcoming primary elections, Governor Stitt's call for a special session to consider his nomination of Mike Holder to the Board of Regents for A&M Colleges and Oklahoma County Commissioners moving forward with the purchase of land near Del City for a new jail. The Trio also discusses a decision by an Oklahoma County judge saying gubernatorial cabinet members cannot be dual office holders and the same judge also rules in favor of opponents ..read more
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2024 legislative session, Ryan Walters' adviser and artificial intelligence
This Week in Oklahoma Politics
by KOSU
1w ago
This Week in Oklahoma Politics, KOSU's Michael Cross talks with Republican Political Consultant Neva Hill and Civil Rights Attorney Ryan Kiesel about the nearly $12.5B budget passed by lawmakers in the waning days of the 2024 legislative session as well as an overview of the session itself. The trio also discusses lawmakers wanting an inquiry by the attorney general of the top adviser for State Superintendent Ryan Walters and the governor's announcement of a partnership between the state and Google to provide instruction on artificial intelligence. Mentioned in this episode: Oklahoma State Med ..read more
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Immigration lawsuit, Oklahoma County Jail, budget agreement and more
This Week in Oklahoma Politics
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3w ago
This Week in Oklahoma Politics, KOSU's Michael Cross talks with Republican Political Consultant Neva Hill and Civil Rights Attorney Ryan Kiesel about the State of Oklahoma facing a lawsuit from the U.S. Department of Justice over its new immigration law, OKC Council denying a special permit for a new Oklahoma County Jail near Del City and a budget agreement from state lawmakers. The trio also discusses the passage of a revised version of the Oklahoma Survivors' Act to protect victims of domestic abuse from certain sentencing and approval of a $4.3M arch on the south side of the State Capitol ..read more
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Public budget talks, Title IX lawsuits, age of consent and more
This Week in Oklahoma Politics
by KOSU
1M ago
This Week in Oklahoma Politics, KOSU's Michael Cross talks with Republican Pollical Consultant Neva Hill and Civil Rights Attorney Ryan Kiesel about Governor Stitt and legislative leaders coming together to hold budget negotiations in public, State Superintendent Ryan Walters and AG Gentner Drummond filing separate legal challenges to the new rules from the Biden Administration over Title IX rules and state leaders raising concerns about a drop in Oklahoma high school rankings in a national publication. The trio also discusses the death of a bill to lower the age of consent in Oklahoma and For ..read more
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Illegal immigration law, Shelley Zumwalt, Ryan Walters and more
This Week in Oklahoma Politics
by KOSU
1M ago
This Week in Oklahoma Politics, KOSU's Michael Cross talks with Republican Political Consultant Neva Hill and Civil Rights Attorney Ryan Kiesel about the governor signing a controversial Texas-style illegal immigration bill and more trouble for Tourism Director Shelley Zumwalt. The trio also talks about the leader of the State Senate abruptly replacing his Appropriations Chairman with less than a month left in the state legislature and State Superintendent Ryan Walters threatening a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Education over Title IX rules. Mentioned in this episode: Oklahoma State ..read more
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New state audit, Survivors' Act veto, tribal compacts and more
This Week in Oklahoma Politics
by KOSU
1M ago
This Week in Oklahoma Politics, KOSU's Michael Cross talks with Republican Political Consultant Neva Hill and Civil Rights Attorney Ryan Kiesel about an audit showing questionable contracts by the Office of Management and Enterprise Services and then-Director Shelley Zumwalt during the pandemic, Governor Stitt vetoing a bill to protect victims of domestic abuse and lawmakers sending Governor Stitt a controversial immigration bill. The trio also talks about Oklahoma City Democratic Senator Carrie Hicks refusing to carry two nominations from Governor Stitt and negotiations heating up over car ta ..read more
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Immigration legislation, House budget proposal, Superintendent Ryan Walters and more
This Week in Oklahoma Politics
by KOSU
2M ago
This week in Oklahoma Politics, KOSU's Michael Cross talks with Republican Political Consultant Neva Hill and Civil Rights Attorney Ryan Kiesel about a new immigration bill unveiled by legislative leadership earlier this week, the State House releasing a budget proposal to include a tax cut already rejected by the Senate and lawmakers in the House rejecting a measure to eliminate the Judicial Nominating Commission. The trio also discusses a new report showing more than 130 people have left the State Department of Education since Superintendent Ryan Walters took office in January of last year a ..read more
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Candidate filing, Congressman Tom Cole, budget stalemate and more
This Week in Oklahoma Politics
by KOSU
2M ago
This Week in Oklahoma Politics, KOSU's Michael Cross talks with Republican Political Consultant Neva Hill and Civil Rights Attorney Ryan Kiesel about a low turnout in the number of candidates filing for the 2024 election, a governor's task force calling for a lifting of the cap on individual donations to political campaigns and Congressman Tom Cole's elevation to chairman of the powerful U.S. House Appropriations Committee. The trio also discusses the stalemate at the State Capitol over the budget and the retirement announcement from the executive director of the Department of Veterans' Affair ..read more
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Catholic charter school, minimum wage state question, Office of School Choice and more
This Week in Oklahoma Politics
by KOSU
2M ago
This Week in Oklahoma Politics, KOSU's Michael Cross talks with Republican Political Consultant Neva Hill and Civil Rights Attorney Ryan Kiesel about arguments before the State Supreme Court regarding a Catholic virtual charter school, approval for an initiative petition to raise the state's minimum wage to move forward and a preliminary hearing over Epic Charter Schools' cofounders. The trio also discuses State Superintendent Ryan Walters' plan to create an Office of School Choice and House Education Chair Rhonda Baker announcing she won't seek reelection. Mentioned in this episode: Oklahoma ..read more
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Catholic charter school, minimum wage state question , Office of School Choice and more
This Week in Oklahoma Politics
by KOSU
2M ago
This Week in Oklahoma Politics, KOSU's Michael Cross talks with Republican Political Consultant Neva Hill and Civil Rights Attorney Ryan Kiesel about arguments before the State Supreme Court regarding a Catholic virtual charter school, approval for an initiative petition to raise the state's minimum wage to move forward and a preliminary hearing over Epic Schools' cofounders. The trio also discuses State Superintendent Ryan Walter's plan to create an Office of School Choice and House Education Chair Rhonda Baker announcing she won't seek reelection. Mentioned in this episode: Oklahoma State Me ..read more
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