The Senate passes a voter ID bill and a measure to increase the legal age to purchase tobacco and vaping products. Senate committees consider school safety and abortion bills. Sen. Whitney Westerfield discusses judicial issues. Children's advocates rally at the capitol.
Today's Schedule Friday, January 24th
- Senate Chambers9:00am EST
- House Chambers9:00am EST
- Governor's Budget Address 2020January 28, 7:00pm EST
PBS NewsHour co-founder Jim Lehrer, a giant in journalism known for his tenacity and dedication to simply delivering the news, died Thursday at the age of 85.
A Senate committee approves a photo identification requirement for voters. UK law professor Joshua Douglas reviews photo ID measures. Lawmakers act on bills regarding child abuse, female genital mutilation, and sex offenders. Legislators mark the first Muslim Day at the capitol.
Kentucky's new Secretary of State Michael Adams says he's been an "election nerd" since childhood. Growing up in a Democratic family in what was once the Democratic stronghold of western Kentucky, the young Adams instead gravitated to the politics of Republicans, finding inspiration in President Ronald Reagan and Congressman Jack Kemp.
The House passes hemp legislation. Sen. Max Wise details school safety issues. Pro-life advocates rally at the capitol. Ben Chandler of the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky discusses smoking cessation. The University of Louisville seeks hospital purchase funding.
Journalists from around the state discuss the news of the week with host Bill Bryant. Scheduled guests: Jack Brammer, Lexington Herald-Leader; Mandy McLaren, Louisville Courier Journal; and Wes Swietek, Bowling Green Daily News.
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.
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.