A Senate panel hears from advocates who want to raise the state cigarette tax. Sen. Dan Seum touts legislation to legalize marijuana. CNHI reporter Ronnie Ellis discusses Gov. Bevin's proposed state budget and the prospects for pension and tax reforms.
Gov. Matt Bevin outlines his two-year spending plan, which includes increases for public protection and social services, but cuts to 70 state programs. Republican and Democratic legislative leaders share their initial reactions to the governor's proposal.
Governor's State of the Commonwealth & Budget Address
Renee Shaw and Casey Parker-Bell co-anchor live coverage of Governor Matt Bevin's address to a joint session of the Kentucky House and Senate. Al Cross, director of the University of Kentucky Institute for Rural Journalism and Community Issues, provides analysis.
A dramatic week in the House sees the resignation of a Speaker and the dissolution of a committee investigating him. Gov. Bevin addresses the House leadership shakeup and previews his budget address. And senators debate two proposed amendments to the Kentucky Constitution.
Comment on Kentucky
Journalists from around the state discuss the news of the week with host Bill Bryant, including Jeff Hoover's official resignation as Speaker of the House of Representatives and speculation on Gov. Matt Bevin's budget proposal next week. Scheduled guests: Bill Estep from the Lexington Herald-Leader; Daniel Desrochers from the Lexington Herald-Leader; and Deborah Yetter from the Louisville Courier Journal.
The Senate passes a bill to sync gubernatorial and presidential elections. Gov. Matt Bevin discusses tort reform, workplace skills, and the opioid crisis. Sec. of State Alison Grimes endorses a medical marijuana bill, and a Senate panel debates abstinence education.
The Senate approves a crime victim's bill of rights known as Marsy's Law. The House repeals a controversial rule about investigations of member misconduct. And Gov. Matt Bevin previews his state budget proposal and tax reform.
In an exclusive interview with KET's Renee Shaw, Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin discusses the resignation of former House Speaker Jeff Hoover, the prospects for pension and tax reform, his approach to a new state budget, and other issues.
Former Speaker Jeff Hoover takes to the House floor to speak against the eight legislators who filed a complaint against him. Gov. Matt Bevin discusses the House leadership shakeup, the status of pension reform, and the state budget he will unveil next week.