A look back at the second week of the session with highlights of Gov. Andy Beshear's State of the Commonwealth address. Lawmakers act on sports betting, immigration, youth tobacco and e-cigarette use, and elections for constitutional officers. Sen. Max Wise discusses school safety.
Welcome to KET.org
The Senate approves a plan to reschedule elections for statewide constitutional offices. Secretary of State Michael Adams discusses voter ID legislation. Committees hear updates on school safety, and consider measures on search warrants in DUI cases and mental health first aid training,
House committees advance legislation on sports betting and hemp. Senate panels approve bills to increase the age for tobacco and e-cigarette purchases and to move election of statewide constitutional officers to even-numbered years. Lawmakers in both chambers introduce measures to ban conversion therapy.
Gov. Andy Beshear outlines his vision for Kentucky in his first State of the Commonwealth address before a joint session of the General Assembly. He discusses education, criminal justice, health care, economic development, the budget, and fostering more bipartisan collaboration in government. Watch Now.
A two-part investigation into America’s increasingly bitter, divided and toxic politics. Part Two of the documentary examines how Donald Trump’s campaign exploited the country’s divisions and how his presidency has unleashed anger on both sides of the divide. Watch now.
Renee Shaw and guests discuss the 2020 Kentucky General Assembly. Guests: Representative David Osborne, Speaker of the Kentucky House, a Prospect Republican; Senator Robert Stivers, Kentucky Senate President, a Manchester Republican; Senator Reggie Thomas, a Lexington Democrat; Representative Angie Hatton, Kentucky House Minority Whip, a Whitesburg Democrat.
A look at highlights of Gov. Andy Beshear's State of the Commonwealth address, including his comments on education, gaming, criminal justice, health care, and jobs. Legislative leaders react to the speech. Sen. Damon Thayer speaks against pension spiking. Health advocates rally to limit youth tobacco use.
A two-part investigation into America’s increasingly bitter, divided and toxic politics. Part One of the documentary traces how Barack Obama’s promise of unity collapsed as increasing racial, cultural and political divisions laid the groundwork for the rise of Donald Trump. Watch now.