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OHCA Denies Local Bid, Mickey Edwards Quits GOP, Lankford Apologizes & More


This Week in Oklahoma Politics, KOSU's Michael Cross talks with Republican Political Consultant Neva Hill and Civil Rights Attorney Ryan Kiesel about the Oklahoma Health Care Authority denying the bid of a local company despite the organization coming in $30M less than the bid winner, prominent Oklahoma Republican Mickey Edwards announces he is quitting the Republican Party and Senator James Lankford apologizing to Black Tulsans for his involvement in questioning the election for President Biden.


The trio also discusses the retirement announcement of Tom Colbert, the first Black State Supreme Court Justice and the appointment of Congressman Kevin Hern to the U.S. House Ways and Means Committee.

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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.