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May 10, 2010 (28:42)

State Treasurer Scott Meacham is warning that a special legislative session may be needed if talks on the budget don’t soon produce results. Lawmakers are largely treading water now, waiting for budget figures to finish their work by the end of the month. A major weekend food drive will help, but food banks in the state are reporting a 40 to 80 percent increase in requests for food assistance, compared to a year ago. It appears a new funding source for the state’s Insure Oklahoma plan won’t be found this legislative session. That means the successful program will soon hit its cap of 35-thousand people. There’s an estimated 600,000 uninsured people in the state. Oklahoma U.S. Senator James Inhofe is the first member of the senate to voice his opposition to the nomination of Elena Kagan to the Supreme Court. Sen. Inhofe says she lacks judicial experience. In-Depth tonight, a discussion with OETA Executive Director John McCarroll.

Originally broadcast on May 10, 2010