Special Session Suspended, Inmate Reducation Backlash & Scott Pruitt's Phone

Sep 29, 2017

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 suspending the special session until a bargain can be made on how to fix the state budget, the Department of Corrections gets blow back from a state lawmaker as it works to reduce overcrowding in state prisons and EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt spends $25,000 on a sound proof phone booth for his office.

Also, the trio discusses a conflict of interest accusations against Democratic Senator John Sparks who is representing pharmaceutical companies currently getting sued by the state over opioid abuse and Gubernatorial candidate Gary Richardson contributes $1 million to his own campaign.