The Senate debates allowing more options to reverse drug overdoses, and funding for a childhood literacy program. A Senate committee moves to reduce the number of managed care organizations in Kentucky, and to allow compassionate care visitors in nursing homes and state mental facilities. State Budget Director John Hicks briefs lawmakers on Gov. Beshear’s budget proposal. A House panel considers bills on home incarceration and the definition of incest.
Today's Schedule Thursday, January 20th
- Senate Judiciary Committee10:00am EST
- House Elections, Constitutional Amendments & Intergovernmental Affairs Committee10:00am EST
- Senate Education Committee11:30am EST
- House Appropriations and Revenue Committee12:00pm EST
- House Chambers2:00pm EST
- Senate Chambers2:00pm EST
There is no legislative coverage scheduled for the immediate future.
How trafficking in conspiracy theories went from the fringes of U.S. politics into the White House. FRONTLINE examines the alliance of conspiracy theorist Alex Jones, Trump advisor Roger Stone, and the president, and their role in the battle over truth and lies.
The House considers giving students excused absences for mental health reasons. The Senate passes a bill that would reclassify stroke centers, and a measure to allow assisted living communities to provide additional services. Legislative leaders discuss potential tax reforms, revenue options, state employee pay raises, medical marijuana, and other priorities.
What happens when you discover that your assumptions are flawed? A white filmmaker starts his academic inquiry by documenting low-income, adult students of color at the Clemente Course in Boston. After time, he comes to terms with his own complicity in racism. Alongside students, a unique filmmaking collaboration forms to explore the area's history of racism and gentrification.
Bill Bryant and panel of journalists discuss the news of the week, including Gov. Andy Beshear's proposed state budget, a bill for tornado relief, and record high COVID-19 cases in the commonwealth. Guests: John Cheves, Lexington Herald-Leader; Mandy McLaren, Louisville Courier Journal; and Mark Vanderhoff, WLKY in Louisville.
Gov. Andy Beshear delivers his 2022 Budget Address before a joint session of the Kentucky House and Senate.
Gov. Andy Beshear delivers his budget address, and legislative leaders offer their reactions. Lawmakers give final passage to an education bill that deals with states of emergency. A Senate panel discusses early literacy education, while a House committee considers COVID-related death benefits for first responders. School choice advocates introduce measures to give parents and students more education options.
Lawmakers give final approval to a $200 million relief measure for communities impacted by the December tornadoes. State officials report on damage and recovery efforts in the affected areas. Senate committees discuss new medications to reverse drug overdoses, and a plan to recover $15 million the state invested in a proposed aluminum mill. Gov. Beshear discusses his budget priorities for health care. Kentucky Student Voice Team members speak against bills they fear could limit teaching of certain topics.
The Senate votes to give schools more remote instruction days. A House panel considers a student mental health measure and a bill on financial aid applications. Legislative leaders discuss the budgeting process and benefits of pre-kindergarten. Gov. Beshear previews his spending proposals for infrastructure, economic development. and tourism.
Renee Shaw and guests discuss early activity in the 2022 Kentucky legislative session. Guests: Sen. Robert Stivers, Republican from Manchester, Kentucky Senate President; Sen. Morgan McGarvey, Democrat from Louisville, Senate Minority Floor Leader; Rep. David Osborne, Republican from Prospect, Kentucky House Speaker; and Rep. Joni Jenkins, Democrat from Shively, House Minority Floor Leader.