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Capitol Report for Jan. 23: Asset forfeiture reform, Oklahoma Academy ideas, city town halls meetings

News9's Alex Cameron and Pat McGuigan of CapitolBeatOK
News9’s Alex Cameron and Pat McGuigan of CapitolBeatOK

News9’s Alex Cameron and Pat McGuigan of CapitolBeatOK discussed a new civil asset forfeiture reform state Sen. Kyle Loveless, R-Oklahoma City, has introduced.

The proposal would require a criminal conviction before government agencies can hang on to money, cars and other goods seized during investigations. The proposal has garnered a wide range of support from the ACLU the Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs, and the police chief of Apache, Oklahoma.

In other Capitol news, McGuigan sketched the substance of the Oklahoma Academy’s new compilation of policy recommendations aiming to address the state budget shortfall. Wrapping up, the pair focused on town hall meetings held at Bishop McGuinness and Mt. St. Mary’s schools in Oklahoma City.

Note: Due to technical difficulties, this summary is posted late. Watch for the Saturday, Jan. 30 segment to be posted later this weekend.

Watch the video report

www.CapitolBeatOK.com

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