Senate Republicans unveil their two-year spending plan, and the chamber approves new budgets for all three branches of state government. Students rally at the capitol to highlight school safety issues.
Amid a nationwide crisis caused by too-easy access to medical painkillers, hospitals are now struggling to find enough of that same class of drugs to keep their patients’ pain controlled. To counter the shortage, many hospitals are launching efforts to conserve injectable opioids and institute safeguards to prevent dosing errors that can result from rapid changes in medication regimens. A report from STAT News and PBS NewsHour's Health blog.
The House passes improved death-in-the-line-of-duty benefits and a measure to reorganize state occupational boards. The Senate approves new rules for contract attorneys hired by constitutional officers and financial literacy training for school students. A Senate panel approves foster care and adoption reforms and midwife certification.
Renee Shaw and guests discuss ongoing negotiations over the state budget and public pension legislation in the 2018 General Assembly. Scheduled guests: Stephanie Winkler, president of the Kentucky Education Association; Dave Adkisson, president and CEO of the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce; Jason Bailey, executive director of the Kentucky Center for Economic Policy; and Jordan Harris, founder and co-executive director of the Pegasus Institute.
This is the intimate and revealing story of theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking’s life. Told for the first time in Hawking’s own words and with unique access to his home and public life, this is a personal journey through Hawking’s world. Watch online through March 27, 2018.
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.