Teacher Walkout, Speaker Reelection & Medicaid Work Requirements

Mar 9, 2018

This Week in Oklahoma Politics, KOSU's Michael Cross talks with ACLU Oklahoma Executive Director Ryan Kiesel and sitting in for Neva Hill is former House Speaker Kris Steele. The three discuss the teacher walkout announced for April 2nd, calling on lawmakers to follow through with the 2003 law requiring education budgets to be completed by April 1st and House Republicans reelect Atoka Representative Charles McCall to be Speaker in the next legislative session.

The trio also discusses the call by Governor Fallin to the Oklahoma Health Care Authority to establish work requirements for about 1% of its Medicaid recipients and a special election southwest of Oklahoma City keeps House District 51 in the hands of the Republican Party.