To Comfort The Afflicted
And Afflict The Comfortable

To Comfort The Afflicted And Afflict The Comfortable

Sunday, March 7, 2021

Observercast

Observercast 2.4: All Spectacle And No Substance

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State lawmakers kicked off their 2021 session Monday with less than the usual pomp and circumstance – an acknowledgement of the reality that Oklahoma remains locked in the coronavirus’ killer grip.

While Gov. Kevin Stitt offered a rosier-than-realistic analysis of the State of the State, the GOP’s hypermajority knows it has its work cut out for it – a teetering economy that threatens already underfunded state services, a potentially epic battle with the governor over privatizing Medicaid, and a pandemic that has claimed the lives of 3,564 of our fellow Sooners.

In this week’s Observercast Episode 2.4 – All Spectacle And No Substance – former Senate President Pro Tem and Observer columnist Cal Hobson joins us to break down the session’s top challenges and key players.

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