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Teacher Pay, Medical Marijuana & Utility Bills


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 Governor's threat to veto any budget bill in the second special session which doesn't include a pay raise for teachers, the Oklahoma Education Association releases a poll showing support in Oklahoma for a teacher pay raise and the Oklahoma Independent Petroleum Association challenges the constitutionality of an initiative petition to increase taxes on oil and gas wells to fund education.

The trio also discusses the vote coming on June 26th for medical marijuana, a plea by Attorney General Mike Hunter to reduce utility rates gets shot down in favor of a possible refund for customers and the State Board of Health offers Interim Director Preston Doerflinger $189,000 for taking the position.

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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.