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No Budget Deal, Pruitt Guts Clean Power Plan & Libertarians Close Ranks


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 "Bipartisan Oklahoma Plan" released by the House Democrats which has received no support from Republicans while time has run out for lawmakers to create a budget deal. The capital is closing for the next week while crews work on the antiquated electrical system, forcing the State Finance Secretary to tell three state health agencies to cut their budget up to $75 million each.

Environmental Protection Agency Head Scott Pruitt starts the process to end the Obama Era Clean Power Plan to reduce emissions at coal fired power plants, Jenks businessman Kevin Stitt jumps into the field of Republicans to run for Governor and the Oklahoma Libertarian Party votes to close its primaries.

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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.