Renee Shaw and guests discuss the 2019 General Assembly. Scheduled guests: Senate Majority Leader Damon Thayer, R-Georgetown; Senate Minority Leader Morgan McGarvey, D-Louisville; House Majority Leader John Bam Carney, R-Campbellsville; and State Rep. McKenzie Cantrell, D-Louisville.
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Bill Bryant and a panel of journalists discuss the week's news from the commonwealth, including the latest updates on several major pieces of legislation under consideration in Frankfort as the 2019 General Assembly winds down. Guests: Adam Beam from the Associated Press; Mandy McLaren from the Louisville Courier-Journal; and Chris Otts from WDRB-TV in Louisville.
Lawmakers give final approval to bills regarding changes to the biennial state budget, campus free speech, limits on a Secretary of State's access to voter rolls, ignition interlock devices for DUI offenders, felony expungement, and net metering. A public retiree advocate discusses the proposed plan for universities and quasi-governmental agencies to exit KERS. Teachers tell why they've rallied at the capitol this week.
The House and Senate agree on fixes to last year's tax bill. The Senate approves pension relief for universities and quasi-governmental agencies, and a measure to make arbitration agreements a condition of employment. The House approves regulation of midwives, while both chambers approve separate bills on abortion. Advocates for voting rights restoration for former felons rally at the capitol.
The House approves a measure to give the Jefferson County schools' superintendent greater latitude to hire and fire certain personnel. The chamber also passes bills on tobacco-free schools, campus free speech, employee arbitration agreements, and automatic election recounts. The Senate advances a bill that includes limits on the Secretary of State's access to voter information.
Pulitzer Prize-winning bestselling author Doris Kearns Goodwin discusses her book, "Leadership in Turbulent Times", the culmination of five decades of acclaimed studies in presidential history. A. Scott Berg, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of five bestselling biographies, interviews Goodwin. The interview was recorded at the University of Louisville Kentucky Author Forum.
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Host Bill Bryant and a panel of journalists discuss the week's news, including a busy several days in Frankfort during the 2019 General Assembly. Scheduled guests: Jack Brammer from the Lexington Herald-Leader; Lawrence Smith from WDRB-TV in Louisville; and Morgan Watkins from the Louisville Courier-Journal.
The Senate approves a bill to protect minors from internet harassment. Ben Chandler of the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky discusses anti-smoking and anti-vaping bills. Pro-life advocates rally at the capitol, while some lawmakers oppose the rhetoric in the abortion debate. A House panel advances automatic election recounts. Freshmen lawmakers from Brandenburg and Louisville discuss their priorities.