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Your Vote Counts: Safety In High School Sports, Pay Raise For Legislators & MoreNews 9 political analyst Scott Mitchell discusses topics concerning Oklahoma with State Rep. Jon Echols and Rep. Jason Dunnington. Today's topics include concussions and safety in high school sports, a pay raise for the legislature, and more.
Mitchell Talks: Lawsuit Filed To Prevent Permitless Carry From Becoming Law
Opponents of permitless carry have filed suit in court to prevent it from becoming law Nov. 1. This week on Mitchell Talks the News 9 Sessions, we look into that lawsuit with our special guest Rep. Jason Lowe (D-Oklahoma City).
Your Vote Counts: Executive Orders, Poverty In Oklahoma, & New Seatbelt LawNews 9 political analyst Scott Mitchell discusses topics concerning Oklahoma with State Rep. Jon Echols and Rep. Jason Dunnington. This they discuss the Governor's executive order, poverty in Oklahoma, and new child seatbelt laws
Mitchell Talks: The Debate For, Against 'Permitless Carry'
This week on Mitchell Talks the News 9 Sessions, Episode 49: Permitless Carry becomes law November 1 despite an effort to stop it through a referendum petition. This will allow Oklahomans to carry guns without a license and the training that comes with it. For the first time since the petition effort failed, the creator of the bill to legalize permitless carry and the legislator who tried to stop it face off, right here on Mitchell Talks the News 9 Sessions.
Mitchell Talks: State Department Of Health Has A Commissioner
After a $30 million scandal leading to almost 200 layoffs in 2017, the State Department of Health finally has a permanent commissioner. Scott Mitchell and Aaron Brilbeck talk about the development in this week's Mitchell Talks, the News 9 Sessions.
Your Vote Counts: Raises For DHS Workers, Uninsured Oklahomans, & Approval RatingsNews 9 political analyst Scott Mitchell discusses topics concerning Oklahoma with State Rep. Jon Echols and Chelsey Branham. This week's topics include the Governor's 13% raise for DHS workers, the new State Health Commissioner, and insurance in Oklahoma.
Mitchell Talks: Gov. Stitt Looks To Hire Lobbyist For Washington D.C.
Governor Kevin Stitt wants Oklahoma to hire a lobbyist for Washington D.C., even though he issued an executive order barring state agencies from hiring outside lobbyists. News 9’s Aaron Brilbeck asked Representative Mike Sanders (R) Majority Leader, “Isn’t that essentially the same thing?"
Mitchell Talks: Counties To Sue Opioid Manufacturers
This week on Episode 40 of Mitchell Talks the News 9 Sessions, Scott Mitchell and Aaron Brilbeck talk opioids Oklahoma County is one of more than 50 Oklahoma communities hoping to cash in on the opioid crisis. The county is expected to file suit against opioid manufacturers and distributors this week.
Mitchell Talks: Making Hate Crimes More Than A Misdemeanor In Oklahoma
This week on Episode 39 of Mitchell Talks the News 9 Sessions, Aaron Brilbeck talks with Pottawatomie and Lincoln County District Attorney Allan Grubb and Sen. Ron Sharp (R-Shawnee) about making hate crimes a felony instead of a misdemeanor in Oklahoma.
This month, two white men were charged with beating two black men near a Shawnee bar. The attackers could be heard shouting racial slurs in a security video of the incident.
The Hot Seat: Western Heights Superintendent Mannix Barnes
The Western Heights School Board hired Mannix Barnes as superintendent Monday night. The board decision was unanimous, but some of those who work within the district say they are concerned, because the new leader is a current member of the school board, has no work experience in education and is the boss of the board president.
Barnes joins News 9 political analyst Scott Mitchell on this week's Hot Seat.
Mitchell Talks: Representatives Say State Not Spending Enough On Oklahoma Tourism
This week on Episode 37 of Mitchell Talks the News9 Sessions, Scott Mitchell Aaron Brilbeck talk tourism in Oklahoma with State Representatives Josh West and Mickey Dollens.
The state representatives both serve on the state’s tourism board. They say the state spends too little promoting tourism. “Its the number three economic driver in our state, so it’s very very important to our economy” West said.
Mitchell Talks: With Criminal Justice Reform, How Much Is Too Much?
This week on Episode 32 of Mitchell Talks; the News 9 Sessions, Scott Mitchell and Aaron Brilbeck talk with Former House Speaker Kris Steele. Steele is now with Oklahoma For Criminal Justice Reform and is working with lawmakers on common sense reform.
Mitchell Talks: Medicaid Expansion, Political Infighting & Twitter Firestorm
On Mitchell Talks, News 9 political analyst Scott Mitchell and Covering The Capitol reporter Aaron Brilbeck talk with state Rep. Jason Dunnington (D-OKC) to talk about Medicaid expansion, political infighting at the Capitol and a tweet than drew some heat.
Mitchell Talks: Legislative Leader Concerned About Opioid Settlement Details
In this week's Mitchell Talks, News 9 political analyst Scott Mitchell and Covering The Capitol reporter Aaron Brilbeck talk to Majority Floor Leader Jon Echols (R-Oklahoma City) about the details of Oklahoma's recent opioid settlement with Purdue Pharma.
Your Vote Counts: 'Cut & Paste' Bills
News 9 political analyst Scott Mitchell, Rep. Jason Dunnington, and Rep. Jon Echols discuss the ongoing opioid settlement saga, "Cut & Paste" Bills, and Education Funding.
MitchellTalks: Why Is Oklahoma Office Of Management & Enterprise Services (OMES) Asking For More Money?
This week on “Mitchell Talks: The News9 Sessions” Episode 28, Scott Mitchell and Aaron Brilbeck sit down with Representative Jason Dunnington (D) Oklahoma City about the Oklahoma Office of Management and Enterprise Services (OMES).
Your Vote Counts: Money Moves, Thorough Reviews, And Cost Of Living
News 9 political analyst Scott Mitchell, representative Jason Dunnington and representative Tammy West discuss how money requests are being handled, more thorough reviews in vetting those in charge of certain boards, and cost of living allowances.
Mitchell Talks: Criminal Justice Reform, The Other Side Of It
Episode 27 of Mitchell Talks: The News9 Sessions. You've heard why state district attorneys are against making a law that reduces penalties for non-violent crimes retroactive. Now hear the other side. Why one group says DA's are just using scare tactics.