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COVID-19 In Prisons, Tulsa Hate Crime Ordinance, Tribal Gaming Compacts & 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 a criminal justice reform group calling on Governor Kevin Stitt and the Department of Corrections to take steps to stem the spread of COVID-19, Tulsa City Council unanimously approved a new Hate Crimes ordinance to include sexual orientation and gender identity and the state Supreme Court denies Stitt's request for a rehearing on its decision over tribal gaming compacts.

 

The trio also discusses a request from State House Democrats to the Attorney General on the governor giving COVID relief funds to private school families and Congresswoman Kendra Horn pushing a bipartisan package to provide more relief funds.

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Michael Cross has been with KOSU since 2008, working as the state capitol bureau chief for seven years, as well as KOSU's student coordinator. While he still keeps up with the capitol and does some reporting, his roles have changed. As of October 2014, he's now 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.