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- Kentucky Tonight - Republican Candidates for U.S. Senate
by John Gregory | 04/22/14 2:51 PM
The Republicans challenging incumbent Mitch McConnell for his U.S. Senate seat appeared on Monday's edition of Kentucky Tonight. The program featured Matt Bevin, Brad Copas, and Shawna Sterling discussing their backgrounds and explaining the positions on a number of issues. Read more.
- Legislative Session Brought Gains for People with Disabilities
by John Gregory | 04/21/14 3:21 PM
Among the bills signed into law this legislative session was a measure designed to protect vulnerable adults from abuse, neglect, and exploitation. Senate Bill 98 will establish a registry of individuals with substantiated claims of abuse and neglect, which employers can access to check the backgrounds of prospective employees. Read more.
- Comment on Kentucky: Unfinished Legislative Business, Medical Breakthrough, Campaign Cash
by John Gregory | 04/21/14 2:26 PM
After a long and winding 3 1/2 months, the 2014 Kentucky General Assembly session ended as scheduled on April 15, prompting a relieved Frankfort reporter Jack Brammer to say, "I think all of us in the media should pause and give thanks to the framers of the state constitution for putting a deadline in the constitution." Read more.
- Session Recap: Which Bills Passed and Failed
by John Gregory | 04/21/14 10:23 AM
As the dust settles on the 2014 Kentucky legislative session — and before talk of a special session gets too serious — here’s a recap of some of the major bills that lawmakers approved and rejected. Read more.
- Candidate Forums Begin Monday
by John Gregory | 04/18/14 1:45 PM
Ahead of the May 20 political primary, KET will broadcast a series of forums featuring candidates in this year's congressional races. The first program will feature Republican challengers for the U.S. Senate seat currently held by Mitch McConnell. Bill Goodman will talk with Matt Bevin, Brad Copas, and Shawna Sterling Monday night at 8 on KET. Read more.
- KET Documentary Explores Early Childhood Development
by John Gregory | 04/18/14 12:46 PM
In the recent budget negotiations, Kentucky legislators debated how to restore funding to the state Child Care Assistance Program and early childhood education. The impacts of those decisions may be felt for far longer than the two years of the current budget period. Experts say a safe and nurturing environment at home, in daycare, and at school are crucial during a child's early years and can affect their chances of becoming happy and healthy adults. Read more.
- Day 58: House Democrats Propose Response to Staff Harassment
by Renee Shaw | 04/15/14 4:30 PM
Criticism over the handling of sexual harassment complaints against a former House member has quietly percolated through this legislative session. Last week an ethics panel cleared former State Rep. John Arnold of those claims. Yesterday, House Democrats offered a remedy they believe will protect legislative workers from abuse and lewd workplace conduct. Read more.
- A Candidate for Governor? Not Yet
by John Gregory | 04/15/14 12:53 PM
Although he increasingly sounds like a candidate for higher office, James Comer says he's in no hurry to announce his candidacy for governor of the commonwealth. The state agriculture commissioner appeared on this weekend's edition of One to One with Bill Goodman. Read more.
- Lawmakers Get Mixed Grades for This Session
by John Gregory | 04/15/14 12:49 PM
On the eve of the final day of the legislative session, Kentucky Tonight gathered a panel to review the work of the General Assembly this year. Did lawmakers get a passing grade? Read on to find out. Read more.
- Legislative Agenda for Tuesday, April 15
by Editor | 04/15/14 8:00 AM
Here are the meetings for Day 59 of the 2014 Regular Legislative Session that KET will broadcast live: Read more.