In this MitchellTalks episode SAI Gary Jones responds to the criticism he’s received over the recent audit of the state VA system. Much of the heat stems from the audit's findings: the VA director called it a ‘political hit job’ and the Daily Oklahoman slammed the report as little more than rumor mongering and lacking in substance.
The SQ788 implementation begins to resemble an episode of The Twilight Zone: fake death threats, alleged bribery, bureaucratic incompetence and a confused governor all in just one week! Plus, who are the adults in the room who can end this tragi-comedy of errors?
State Question 788 passes, and what are the chances a special session will be called to fully implement the voters' will? Plus, how could Lt. Gov. Todd Lamb miss a runoff on the GOP side for governor, and why are there so many down-ballot statewide races headed for a runoff as well? We'll also name who we think is now one of the most powerful political operatives in Oklahoma, why the state may be turning a light shade of purple and why you should remember the name 'Angela Bonilla.'
From News9 studios it's Episode 6 with Grant Hermes and Aaron Brilbeck. This week it's the primary election preview. We discuss SQ 788, statewide races including unexpectedly heated contests for AG & SAI, plus national immigration battles and how it may affect Oklahoma congressional races.
The News9 Sessions with Grant Hermes & Aaron Brilbeck. This week are Oklahoma candidates driving into the rapidly rushing waters of the medical marijuana/SQ788 debate? Plus we're now number one in another bad category.
Recorded at News9 studios, this week’s episode includes a discussion of the mind-blowing grand jury report on the state health department scandal, and why no one is being held accountable. Plus the looming fight over medical marijuana state question.
This MitchellTalks Education podcast goes beyond the headlines to examine one of the week’s biggest stories: the hard data developed by an Oklahoma State Department of Education (OSDE) survey that reveals what is really driving the teacher shortage.