Lawmaker Pay Raises, MAPS 4 Challenge, State Republican Party Woes & More

Oct 18, 2019

This Week in Oklahoma Politics, KOSU's Michael Cross talks with Republican Political Consultant Neva Hill and ACLU Oklahoma Director of Policy and Advocacy Nicole McAfee (who is sitting in for Ryan Kiesel) about the Legislative Compensation Board giving legislators a 35% pay raise to $47,000 a year, the Oklahoma Supreme Court rejecting a constitutional challenge against MAPS 4 and the state Republican Party is facing financial issues along with disputes from within its own party.

The trio also discusses the petition to expand Medicaid as supporters say they've gathered more than enough with more than a week left and controversial State Senator Joseph Silk says he plans to quit the legislature and run for the Congressional seat currently held by Markwayne Mullin.