The Senate votes to limit powers of the Kentucky Secretary of State, and the House Appropriations and Revenue Committee hears fixes to last year's tax law changes. Freshmen representatives from Louisa and Bowling Green discuss their priorities. The Legislative Black Caucus celebrates Black History Month, and lawmakers convene in the Old State Capitol. | Watch Now
Renee Shaw and guests talk about bail reform. Scheduled guests: State Senator John Schickel, R-Union; Rob Sanders, Commonwealth's Attorney for the 16th Judicial Circuit - Kenton County; State Representative John Blanton, R-Salyersville; B. Scott West, Deputy Public Advocate for the Kentucky Department of Public Advocacy. | Watch Now or Read a recap.
Connections with Renee Shaw
Renee speaks with Linda Hampton, executive director of the Governor's Office of Early Childhood. They discuss a more than $10.5 million grant that Kentucky recently received to address early learning needs of the state's children. Hampton also offers advice for parents seeking a daycare that provides quality early learning curriculum.
Renee Shaw recaps the day's activities in the Kentucky General Assembly, including the House passing the Human Life Protection Act, legislation banning abortion in Kentucky should Roe v. Wade be overturned in the Supreme Court, along with amended legislation on solar energy net metering. Both measures now go to the Senate for consideration.
Comment on Kentucky
Bill Bryant and a panel of journalists discuss the week's news in the commonwealth, including the latest on legislation making its way through the 2019 General Assembly. Scheduled guests: Adam Beam from the Associated Press; Mandy McLaren from the Louisville Courier-Journal; and Lawrence Smith from WDRB in Louisville.
The fetal heartbeat bill (SB 9) advances to the House, a permitless gun carry measure is moving quickly through the legislature and so is a utility net metering bill. Except in the case of an emergency, SB 9 outlaws abortions once a fetal heartbeat is detected, typically around six weeks. The bill passed in the Senate and now moves to the House.
RaMell Ross's Oscar-nominated Hale County This Morning, This Evening, one of the year's most critically acclaimed films, is a dreamy and intimate journey through the world of Hale County, Alabama, a richly detailed glimpse into life in America’s Black Belt.
A Senate bill (SB 100) lays out a new process to determine net metering rates for solar panel users; an anti-abortion measure (HB 148) passes from committee to the House floor; and a committee hears discussion on sports gambling as it considers the expanded gambling and regulations in HB 175.
The House Education Committee advances a bill for a student day of prayer, and a Senate panel explores wine deliveries by mail. Lawmakers form a bipartisan caucus to address the needs of individuals with disabilities Physician assistants lobby for greater latitude in prescribing drugs, and lawmakers discuss genetic testing for cancer. Freshman senators from Henderson and Owensboro discuss their legislative priorities.