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COVID special session, Swadley's Bar-B-Q hearings, Ryan Walters textbooks 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 a special session called by state legislative leaders to determine how to spend $2 billion in COVID-19 relief funds, a nearly $10 billion budget quickly moving through the House and Senate and a hearing on the Department of Tourism's deal with Swadley's Bar-B-Q.

The trio also discusses a grand jury report criticizing Gov. Kevin Stitt over how he dealt with his appointees to the Pardon and Parole Board and Secretary of Education and Superintendent candidate Ryan Walters coming under fire for threatening textbook companies to remove products containing Critical Race Theory.

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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.