KET Legislative Coverage


  • Comment on Kentucky Panel Discusses Legislative Priorities

    by John Gregory | 01/12/15 4:28 PM

    The start of the new year saw lawmakers in Washington and Frankfort hit the ground running with a fresh set of legislative priorities. The panel on this weekend's Comment on Kentucky discussed what's ahead for Congress, the state General Assembly, and candidates in the 2015 state elections. Read more.

  • Lawmakers and Business Leaders Outline Legislative Priorities

    by John Gregory | 01/09/15 4:48 PM

    Legislators and business leaders from around the state gathered in Lexington on Jan. 8, 2015, to share their priorities for the new General Assembly session. A number of common themes ranging from workforce development to tax modernization were voiced at the Kentucky Chamber Day festivities sponsored by the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce. Read more.

  • 2015 State of the Commonwealth Address

    by John Gregory | 01/09/15 4:46 PM

    In his State of the Commonwealth address on Jan. 7, Gov. Steve Beshear dramatically illustrated just how far Kentucky has come since he took office in December 2007, when the full force of the financial crisis was beginning to hit the state. Read more.

  • McConnell Takes Reins as Majority Leader

    by John Gregory | 01/08/15 4:14 PM

    In a wide-ranging conversation, Sen. Mitch McConnell discusses his new role as Senate Majority Leader, his legislative priorities for the 114th Congress, and how he hopes President Obama will interact with Congress over the next two years. McConnell spoke with KET's Bill Goodman in a One to One interview recorded at Ashland, the Lexington home of 19th century statesman Henry Clay. Read more.

  • Legislative Leaders Preview 2015 General Assembly

    by John Gregory | 01/06/15 11:31 PM

    As the Kentucky General Assembly convenes this week, legislators bring a number of priorities to the agenda for this year's 30-day session. Several state House and Senate leaders appeared on Monday's Kentucky Tonight to discuss their views on potential bills ranging from medicinal marijuana and heroin addiction, to state pension funding and local-option taxes. Read more.

  • Welcome 2015: The Year in Politics and a Legislative Preview

    by John Gregory | 01/05/15 9:13 PM

    For the first weekend of the New Year, the panel on KET's Comment on Kentucky reviewed some of the big stories of 2014. They also looked ahead to the forthcoming legislative session and the final year of Gov. Steve Beshear's administration. Read more.

  • Lexington Doctor to Lead AMA

    by John Gregory | 12/31/14 7:44 PM

    When Dr. Steven Stack becomes the president of the American Medical Association this June, he says he has one big goal for his tenure: "I'd really like to see all Americans have access to high quality, reliable health care that's affordable within their means," Stack says. Read more.

  • Governor Prepares for His Final Year in Office

    by John Gregory | 12/31/14 7:42 PM

    Steve Beshear recalls his first few months as governor of Kentucky as "not a fun time." Within weeks of his inauguration in December 2007, he had to cut $240 million from the state budget just to keep it balanced. It was the first in a series of painful budget adjustments the state would face as the national economy collapsed. Read more.

  • Public Health Commissioner Dr. Stephanie Mayfield Gibson

    by John Gregory | 12/24/14 2:07 PM

    With a lengthy to-do list for the busy holiday season, taking steps to stay healthy may not be a top priority. But Kentucky Department of Public Health Commissioner Dr. Stephanie Mayfield Gibson has some tips for making the holidays healthy and happy. She shared them on a recent edition of Connections with Renee Shaw. Read more.

  • Laura and Keen Babbage on Fighting Cancer

    by John Gregory | 12/24/14 2:03 PM

    In the course of one week in October 2010, Keen Babbage learned he had a rare form of cancer, started chemotherapy, and experienced the death of his mother. Read more.