Bill Bryant and journalists discuss the news of the week, including a dispute over redistricting maps drawn by the Republican House and Senate in Frankfort and a new record in COVID-19 cases in Kentucky. Guests: Austin Horn, Lexington Herald-Leader; Melissa Patrick, Kentucky Health News; and Joe Sonka, Louisville Courier Journal.
Today's Schedule Saturday, January 22nd
There is no legislative coverage scheduled for today.
- House ChambersJanuary 24, 4:00pm EST
- Senate ChambersJanuary 24, 4:00pm EST
A recap of the third week of the General Assembly session includes arguments over the new redistricting maps. Republicans move quickly on the state budget, while Democrats call for more investments. Lawmakers also consider bills on overdose reversal drugs, the Read to Succeed program, mental health absences for students, and essential caregivers.
Gov. Beshear vetoes the new legislative and Congressional district maps, and the Republican-controlled General Assembly overrides those vetoes. The House debates and passes its version of a new two-year, state budget and the Transportation Cabinet budget. Senate committees consider bills on expungement and the statewide education accountability system.
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.
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.