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Journalists discuss the week's news from around the commonwealth with host Bill Bryant, including responses from legislative leaders, education advocates, members of the business community, and others to Gov. Matt Bevin's proposed state budget. Scheduled guests: John Cheves from the Lexington Herald-Leader; Lawrence Smith from WDRB-TV in Louisville; and Nick Storm from Spectrum News.
Renee Shaw reviews the third week of the 2018 General Assembly session, including Gov. Bevin's budget address and lawmaker reaction to it. Rep. Kelly Flood explains her gas tax bill to support buying new school buses. And Rep. Joni Jenkins discusses the House Speaker vacancy.
Child advocates rally at the capitol to highlight kinship and foster care, and Rep. Joni Jenkins discusses reforms in those areas. The House considers bills on addiction treatment and protecting children from sexual abuse. And CNHI reporter Ronnie Ellis talks about tort reform and lawmakers opting for retirement.
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.
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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.