Governor's State of the Commonwealth & Budget Address
Renee Shaw and Casey Parker-Bell co-anchor live coverage of Governor Matt Bevin's address to a joint session of the Kentucky House and Senate. Al Cross, director of the University of Kentucky Institute for Rural Journalism and Community Issues, provides analysis.
A Senate panel hears from advocates who want to raise the state cigarette tax. Sen. Dan Seum touts legislation to legalize marijuana. CNHI reporter Ronnie Ellis discusses Gov. Bevin's proposed state budget and the prospects for pension and tax reforms.
Gov. Matt Bevin outlines his two-year spending plan, which includes increases for public protection and social services, but cuts to 70 state programs. Republican and Democratic legislative leaders share their initial reactions to the governor's proposal.
New mother Victoria is impatient to return to the business of ruling a nation, while Albert attempts to protect her from the increasingly desperate news regarding British soldiers in Afghanistan. Victoria is thrown into turmoil by the realization that she is pregnant again, and her equilibrium is further threatened by Albert's burgeoning friendship with the mathematician, Ada Lovelace.
A dramatic week in the House sees the resignation of a Speaker and the dissolution of a committee investigating him. Gov. Bevin addresses the House leadership shakeup and previews his budget address. And senators debate two proposed amendments to the Kentucky Constitution.
Dr. Tuckson's guest is Dr. Lori Warren, a partner at Women First of Louisville and co-director of the MIGS Fellowship at the University of Louisville.
On this week's show we're hunting swamp rabbits and cottontails in Western Kentucky, showing you how to make perfect jerky in an oven, and tearing up some Green River Lake crappie.
Comment on Kentucky
Journalists from around the state discuss the news of the week with host Bill Bryant, including Jeff Hoover's official resignation as Speaker of the House of Representatives and speculation on Gov. Matt Bevin's budget proposal next week. Scheduled guests: Bill Estep from the Lexington Herald-Leader; Daniel Desrochers from the Lexington Herald-Leader; and Deborah Yetter from the Louisville Courier Journal.