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Teacher Pay Raises, Justice Reform & Cigarette Taxes

This Week in Oklahoma Politics, KOSU's Michael Cross talks with ACLU Oklahoma Executive Director Ryan Kiesel and Republican Political Consultant Neva Hill about the upcoming legislative session including any possible predictions, a proposal to give $10,000 raises to teachers and an initiative to put criminal justice reform on the ballot this November.

The trio also discusses a call by the Health Commissioner to increase taxes on cigarettes by $1.50, gay rights advocates raise concerns about bills in the coming session and Senator Lankford joins the call to remove President Andrew Jackson from the $20 bill and replace him with a woman.

Michael Cross is the host of KOSU's Morning Edition.
Neva Hill has been a political commentator for KOSU since 1998.
Ryan Kiesel is a civil rights attorney and political consultant.
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