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Health Cuts, Drug Rehabilitation Centers & Lawmaker Pay


This Week in Oklahoma Politics, KOSU's Michael Cross talks with Republican Political Consultant Neva Hill and ACLU Oklahoma Executive Director Ryan Kiesel about pending cuts to health and mental health agencies with the stalemate over a $215M shortfall in the budget, lawsuits against drug rehabilitation centers accused of forcing clients to work at chicken farms without pay and in dangerous conditions and U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions comes to the state to give the keynote address at the Oklahoma Sheriffs' Association.

The trio also discusses fundraising by Congressional District 5 Democratic candidate Kendra Horn who outraised her opponent, Congressman Steve Russell in the past three months and the Legislative Compensation Board chose not to change lawmaker pay, but that could change when the board meets again in just three months.

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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.