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Boren's Departure, Special Session Looming & Senate Leader's New Job


This Week in Oklahoma Politics, KOSU's Michael Cross talks with Republican Political Consultant Neva Hill and ACLU Oklahoma Executive Director Ryan Kiesel about the announcement by University of Oklahoma President David Boren that he is stepping down from the job at the end of the school year, the state legislature gears up to start a special session to fix the budget on Monday and Senate President Pro Tem Mike Schulz says he is considering the position of executive director of the Oklahoma Farm Bureau.

The trio also discusses an endorsement of Todd Lamb for Governor from Oklahoma City Congressman Steve Russell and an endorsement from the Oklahoma City Fraternal Order of Police to State Senator David Holt for mayor. They also talk about plans to raise $850,000 to erect a Bill of Rights monument at the State Capitol.

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Michael Cross is the host of KOSU's Morning Edition.
For more than two decades, Neva Hill has been a political commentator for KOSU.
Ryan Kiesel is a civil rights attorney and political consultant.