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Supplemental Funding Battle, Health Emergency Powers, Abortion Order Halted & More

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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 the battle between the Governor and lawmakers over $500M in supplemental funding passed overwhelmingly by the legislature and the governor's health emergency gets approves allowing him to suspend any laws and regulations interfering with response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

The trio also discusses an appeal by the state hoping to overturn a lower courts decision to halt Governor Stitt's ban on abortions as elective surgery and a new poll shows strong support from Oklahoma likely voters for the governor and President Trump's handling of the health crisis.

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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.