Today's Schedule Monday, April 6th
There is no legislative coverage scheduled for today.
There is no legislative coverage scheduled for the immediate future.
Bill Bryant and guest journalists discuss the latest news from Kentucky, including updates on COVID-19 and the legislature's passage of a one-year state budget. Guests: Lawrence Smith from WDRB-TV in Louisville; Ryland Barton from Kentucky Public Radio (via Skype); and Alex Acquisto from the Lexington Herald-Leader (in a taped Skype interview).
The General Assembly approves an austere, one-year state budget, as well as spending plans for the judicial and legislative branches, and a revenue measure. Lawmakers also give pension relief to quasi-governmental agencies for another year, and allow for voting flexibility in the June primary election.
Bill Bryant and a panel of journalists discuss Kentucky's efforts to lessen the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and other news. Guests: Chris Otts from WDRB-TV in Louisville; Daniel Desrochers from the Lexington Herald-Leader; and Deborah Yetter from the Louisville Courier-Journal (by phone).
The House and Senate agree on a COVID-19 relief package for workers, businesses, and health care providers. Lawmakers also give final passage to bills on the direct shipment of alcoholic beverages to consumers, and separate governance for the County Employees Retirement System.
Renee Shaw and guests discuss the spread of coronavirus-19 disease, or COVID-19, in Kentucky. Guests: Kentucky Public Health Commissioner Steven Stack, M.D. (in a taped interview); Sen. Julie Raque Adams, R-Louisville; Rep. Joni Jenkins, D-Louisville; and Ashli Watts, president & CEO of the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce.
Kentucky along with many other states faces a shortage of public school teachers. The University of Kentucky, under the guidance of College of Education Dean Julian Vasquez Heilig, Ph.D., wants to help reverse the shortage through innovative marketing and recruitment efforts and by attracting more people of color into the profession. Renee speaks with Dr. Heilig about the college's goals for increasing diversity among Kentucky's teacher population.