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Opioid Settlement, Cost of Living Adjustments & Teacher Pay Raise Anniversary

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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 a $270M settlement between Oklahoma and Purdue Pharma with the lion share of the money going to OSU's Health Center in Tulsa, the leader of the Senate forms a working group on Cost of Living Adjustment for state retirees and a number of issues have recently arisen at county jails including Nowata, Washington and Oklahoma.

The trio also discusses a $16M supplemental request from the Office of Management and Enterprise Services and it's been a year since lawmakers passed HB1010XX which raised revenue to pay for teacher salary increases.

This Week in Oklahoma Politics is sponsored by the Oklahoma State Medical Association. whose 4,000 physician members are committed to better health for all Oklahomans. Learn more at my.okmed.org/onpr.

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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.