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Tobacco Cessation Criticism, Epic Spending Scrutiny, Police Chase Fatalities and More

This Week in Oklahoma Politics, KOSU's Michael Cross talks with Republican Political Consultant Neva Hill and Civil Right Attorney Ryan Kiesel about a new report from the Legislative Office of Fiscal Transparency against the Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust's spending on cessation programs, Epic Virtual Charter School's new board giving $2.5M to a company owned by the brother of its former chairman and a study looking at 18 fatalities from police pursuits over a five-year period.

The trio also discusses the closing of the William S. Key minimum security prison in northwest Oklahoma and a new committee to oversee how the state spends $1.9B expected from the federal government on COVID-19 relief funds.

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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.
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