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Senate Majority Floor Leader Discusses Pension and Budget Issues

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Senate Majority Floor Leader Discusses Pension and Budget Issues

KET's Renee Shaw talks with Sen. Damon Thayer about Senate Bill 1, the pension reform plan drafted by Republican leaders. They also discuss the new state budget, tax reform, criminal justice issues, and more.

The Pros and Cons of Medical Marijuana

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The Pros and Cons of Medical Marijuana

Explore the debate in Kentucky over legalizing marijuana for medical purposes to treat chronic pain, PTSD, and other ailments. Opponents fear such a move could foster more illicit drug use in the commonwealth.

Criminal Justice Reforms Would Address Prison Overcrowding

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Criminal Justice Reforms Would Address Prison Overcrowding

State Rep. Kim Moser discusses the success of criminal justice reforms passed in previous legislative sessions, and a new set of reforms she has proposed this year to help address Kentucky's growing prison population.

Legislation Addresses Unique Needs of Female Inmates

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Legislation Addresses Unique Needs of Female Inmates

KET's Renee Shaw talks with Holly Harris of the Justice Action Network about criminal justice reforms being considered by the Kentucky General Assembly that would address the needs of female inmates in state prisons.

Sec. Ramsey on Increasing Apprenticeships and Other Topics

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Sec. Ramsey on Increasing Apprenticeships and Other Topics

Renee speaks with Kentucky's Labor Cabinet Secretary Derrick Ramsey about the job climate in the commonwealth, the need for apprenticeship programs, criminal justice, and other topics.