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KET's Renee Shaw recaps week 11 of the General Assembly session, including action on bills to prevent child marriage, reduce gang violence, improve school mental health services, protect free speech at colleges, and regulate utility credits for residential solar customers.
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Journalists from around the state discuss the news of the week with host Bill Bryant, including the latest updates on the public pension bill in the General Assembly. Scheduled guests: Jack Brammer, Lexington Herald-Leader; Lisa Gillespie, WFPL in Louisville; and Wes Swietek, Bowling Green Daily News.
The House passes an anti-gang measure. A Senate panel advances judicial redistricting and new rules for outside counsel hired by constitutional officers. House committees discuss death-in-the-line-of-duty benefits and price gouging. Advocates for medical marijuana rally at the capitol.
The House approves a net-metering bill and protections for police officers. The Senate acts to regulate online eye exams, promote safe disposal of unused painkillers, and protect student athletes. A House panel approves religious freedom protections for churches and faith-based institutions. Students rally at the capitol for school safety.
The Senate moves to protect free speech rights on college campuses. House panels approve more mental health professionals for public schools, a day of prayer for students, and tougher penalties for gang recruiters. A look at Monday's rally supporting teacher pensions.
KET's Renee Shaw talks with Sen. Damon Thayer about Senate Bill 1, the pension reform plan drafted by Republican leaders. They also discuss the new state budget, tax reform, criminal justice issues, and more.
Senators debate the merits of the pension reform bill and the process that created it. The House approves a judicial redistricting bill and prohibits a common abortion procedure. A House committee considers term limits for state lawmakers. Sen. Damon Thayer discusses tax reform and revenue options.