Bill Bryant and journalists discuss the week's news, including increased COVID-19 vaccine distribution and legislation passed in the General Assembly. Guests: Jack Brammer, Lexington Herald-Leader; Chris Otts, WDRB in Louisville; and Deborah Yetter, Louisville Courier Journal.
Today's Schedule Tuesday, March 2nd
- House Appropriations and Revenue Committee10:00am EST
- Senate Economic Development, Tourism & Labor Committee11:00am EST
- Senate Banking and Insurance Committee12:00pm EST
- Senate Chambers2:00pm EST
- House Chambers2:00pm EST
There is no legislative coverage scheduled for the immediate future.
The House votes to make some new voting options permanent, to rewrite the state’s Open Records Act, and to expand KEES-eligible institutions. The Senate approves unemployment overpayment relief, while a Senate committee discusses how U.S. Senate seat vacancies are filled.
The Senate votes to limit the use of no-knock search warrants. The House approves a proposed constitutional amendment on abortion and a bill to stabilize the state Board of Education. House committees consider reopening unemployment offices, purchases of personal protective equipment, and voting options in elections.
The Senate votes to create a commission on racial inequities, while Senate committees act on mental health parity, substance abuse counselors, and legislative session scheduling. A House panel discusses prosecution of protest-related crimes, while the full House passes a measure that would require schools return to in-person instruction, and a bill on unemployment insurance.
House panels act on U.S. Senate vacancies, paper ballots, broadband access, firefighter mental health, state Board of Education appointments, student financial aid, and school bus cameras. A Senate committee passes unemployment overpayment relief. The full House moves on insulin prices and on County Employees Retirement System severability.
Renee Shaw talks with guests about the Kentucky teachers' pension plan. Guests: State Rep. Patti Minter (D-Bowling Green); State Rep. C. Ed Massey (R-Hebron); State Rep. James Tipton (R-Taylorsville); State Rep. Buddy Wheatley (D-Covington); Eddie Campbell, president of the Kentucky Education Association; and Brent McKim, president of the Jefferson County Teachers Association.
The House updates guidelines for child support, increases the threshold for felony nonsupport, and approves a tax break for visiting utility workers. Lawmakers move to make permanent COVID-related measures on telehealth, sales of grocery items by restaurants, and cocktails to go. The Senate acts to eliminate Medicaid copayments. A conversation with freshman Rep. William Lawrence.
Bill Bryant and a panel of journalists discuss the week's news, including a series of winter storms that caused major problems across the state, announcements regarding COVID-19 vaccines, plans to reopen schools for in-person attendance, and more. Guests: Janet Patton, Lexington Herald-Leader; Mark Vanderhoff, WLKY in Louisville; and Morgan Watkins, Louisville Courier-Journal.
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At issue is whether a state university faculty contract was merely “implied” or was included within the waiver of governmental immunity contained in the Kentucky Model Procurement Code at KRS 45A.245. Oral arguments heard on Feb. 12, 2021.