Host Renee Shaw recaps major legislation at the 2021 Kentucky General Assembly with her guests. Guests: State Sen. Damon Thayer (R-Georgetown) and Senate Majority Floor Leader; State Sen. Morgan McGarvey (D-Louisville) and Senate Minority Floor Leader; State Rep. Steven Rudy (R- Paducah) and House Majority Floor Leader; and State Rep. Angie Hatton (D-Whitesburg) and House Minority Whip.
Today's Schedule Wednesday, April 14th
There is no legislative coverage scheduled for today.
There is no legislative coverage scheduled for the immediate future.
Host Renee Shaw continues her series of discussions about the increasing violence against Asian American and Pacific Islander communities with Lexington chef, restaurateur and community activist Dan Wu who frequently speaks and podcasts on social justice issues.
Bill Bryant and guest journalists discuss news of the week, including a potential challenger to U.S. Sen. Rand Paul in the 2022 election and businesses planning to fully re-open this summer as COVID-19 restrictions are lifted. Guests: Phillip Bailey, USA Today; Ryland Barton, Kentucky Public Radio; and Janet Patton, Lexington Herald-Leader.
Renee Shaw talks with Pete Kraska, Ph.D., an Eastern Kentucky University criminology professor, author and leading scholar on police militarization. Kraska discusses a new Kentucky law that limits the use of no-knock warrants and its impact on communities of color.
Bill Bryant and journalists discuss the conclusion of the 2021 General Assembly and the major legislation that was passed by Republican supermajorities in the House and Senate. Guests: Daniel Desrochers, Lexington Herald-Leader; Laura Cullen Glasscock, The Kentucky Gazette; and Joe Sonka, Louisville Courier Journal.
In the final day of the 2021 session, lawmakers approve restrictions on no-knock warrants, a shield for the personal information of public officials, pandemic-related liability protections, funds for full-day kindergarten as well as water and waste treatment projects, a tax credit for remote workers, and a proposed constitutional amendment on abortion.
Renee Shaw talks with her guests about the 2021 legislative session. Guests: Ashli Watts, president and CEO of the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce; Jason Bailey, executive director of the Kentucky Center for Economic Policy; Terry Brooks, executive director of the Kentucky Youth Advocates (via video call); and Josh Crawford, executive director of the Pegasus Institute.
In the penultimate day of the 2021 session, the General Assembly overrides gubernatorial vetoes on a series of measures, including bills on school choice, teacher pensions, the executive branch budget, how U.S. Senate vacancies are filled, and broadband internet installation.
Bill Bryant and a panel of journalists discuss the week's news, including Gov. Andy Beshear's vetoes of several bills passed by the legislature. A montage of Comment on Kentucky clips through the years honors former host Al Smith, who died on March 19. Guests: Alex Acquisto, Lexington Herald-Leader; Mandy McLaren, Louisville Courier-Journal; and Lawrence Smith, WDRB in Louisville.