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Hofmeister switches parties, tribes strike back against governor, recreational marijuana petition begins and more

This week in Oklahoma Politics, KOSU's Michael Cross talks with Republican Political Consultant Neva Hill and Civil Rights Attorney Ryan Kiesel about State Superintendent Joy Hofmeister switching her political affiliation to Democrat to challenge Gov. Kevin Stitt in next year's election, tribal leaders calling out the governor for his stance on the U.S. Supreme Court's McGirt v. Oklahoma decision and a new poll showing more Oklahomans don't agree with the governor that McGirt is the most pressing issue facing the state.

The trio also discusses a new petition set to gather signatures allowing voters to decide whether to add recreational marijuana for adults to the Oklahoma constitution, and Edmond voters overwhelmingly approving a sales tax increase to purchase land near Hafer Park.

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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.