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Governor Signs 2018 Budget, Pro Gun Bills Advance & House Chaplain Controversy

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This Week in Oklahoma Politics, KOSU's Michael Cross talks with Republican Political Consultant Neva Hill and ACLU Oklahoma Executive Director Ryan Kiesel about Governor Fallin bringing an end to the 2018 fiscal year by signing a budget which provides $45M in cuts to agencies, the legislature looks ahead to 2019 facing a shortfall of nearly $170M and a House Committee passes three bills to expand the rights of gun owners.

The trio also discusses a controversy over changes to the House policy on chaplain of the week which keeps minority religions from being represented and investigators identify a possible suspect in a plot to put a GPS tracker on an Oklahoma lawmaker.

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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.