A review of the seventh week of the session, including swift passage of a welfare reform package by the House. Also a look at actions on medical marijuana, transportation secretary selection, gubernatorial pardons, insulin prices, and other issues.
The House approves medical marijuana, and the Senate acts to diminish gubernatorial power in selecting transportation secretaries. Committees discuss a constitutional amendment on abortion, protections for medical professionals who act on their consciences, and a voter photo ID requirement.
The House acts to help diabetics afford insulin. Legislative committees tackle gubernatorial pardons, crime victims' rights, felon voting rights, and police chases. Rep. Samara Heavrin discusses her bill on parental leave for adoptive parents. Fairness advocates rally at the capitol.
Examines Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos' ascent to power and the global impact of the empire he built. The film also investigates the darker side of the company's rapid growth and the challenge of trying to rein in the power of the richest man in the world.
The House moves to help communities find qualified EMS technicians. Gov. Andy Beshear endorses a measure to cap insulin prices. Rep. Lisa Willner discusses her tax bill, and Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles talks about hemp and other farm issues. The Girls Who Code computer programming group meets with lawmakers.
Renee Shaw and guests discuss the state budget and the 2020 Kentucky General Assembly. Guests: Jason Bailey, executive director of the Kentucky Center for Economic Policy; Terry Brooks, executive director of the Kentucky Youth Advocates; Anne-Tyler Morgan, member of the McBrayer law firm and senior fellow with Pegasus Institute; and Andrew McNeill, state director of Americans for Prosperity-Kentucky.
Georgetown College President William Jones on the School’s Tuition Program and Its Mission to Students
Georgetown College President William Jones talks about growing up in Appalachia, the transformative power of education, his goals for the school, a full-tuition scholarship program for local students, and the state of higher education in Kentucky.
Bill Bryant and a panel of journalists discuss the week's news from the commonwealth, including the latest on legislation being considered in the 2020 General Assembly. Guests: Jack Brammer, Lexington Herald-Leader; Mandy McLaren, Louisville Courier-Journal; Mark Vanderhoff, WLKY-TV in Louisville.
A recap of the sixth week of the session, including action on medical marijuana, insulin costs, and youth vaping. Lawmakers also debate pension relief for quasi-governmental agencies and how transportation secretaries are selected. Rep. Lisa Willner discusses her tax proposal.
Committees vote to make insulin more affordable and end surprise medical billing. Lawmakers also act to meet education needs of foster kids and give pension relief to quasi-governmental agencies. Gun control advocates rally at the capitol, while a celebration marks the centennial of women's suffrage.