Governor Signs Agency Bills, Medical Marijuana "Unity Bill" Passes & Texas Teacher Pay Raises

Mar 15, 2019

This Week in Oklahoma Politics, KOSU's Michael Cross talks with Republican Political Consultant Neva Hill and ACLU Oklahoma Executive Director Ryan Kiesel about Governor Stitt signing legislation restructuring the boards and commissions of five state agencies and giving him power to hire and fire the agency heads, the "Unity Bill" on medical marijuana passes the legislature and heads to the governor's desk and Governor Stitt calls on the State Auditor to investigate the Oklahoma Health Care Authority in regard to Medicaid.

The trio also discusses a lawsuit by more than 150 former and current employees of the State Health Department released after a fiscal situation in 2017 and a teacher pay raise in Texas could impact educators in Oklahoma.

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