Kentucky Politics Distilled Kentucky Politics Distilled is our weekly rundown of the big news — and sometimes the odd news — happening in the state Capitol. With Kentucky's elected leaders all in one place for a limited time, the developments can break in a rapid-fire fashion. Kentucky Politics Distilled helps ensure you don't miss all the highs and lows coming out of Frankfort. We'll discuss the important issues facing Kentucky and add context to the headlines that flew by over the week. New episodes post on Fridays.
Kentucky Politics Distilled

Kentucky Politics Distilled

From 89.3 WFPL News Louisville

Kentucky Politics Distilled is our weekly rundown of the big news — and sometimes the odd news — happening in the state Capitol. With Kentucky's elected leaders all in one place for a limited time, the developments can break in a rapid-fire fashion. Kentucky Politics Distilled helps ensure you don't miss all the highs and lows coming out of Frankfort. We'll discuss the important issues facing Kentucky and add context to the headlines that flew by over the week. New episodes post on Fridays.

Most Recent Episodes

Kentucky Politics Distilled: Teacher Protests, Time Running Out

This week in state politics, teachers descended on Frankfort again to protest a handful of education and pension-related bills. And for the first time in state history, a medical marijuana bill got a vote. Time is running out on this year's legislative session. WFPL's Jean West talked to Ryland Barton for this week's edition of Kentucky Politics Distilled.

Kentucky Politics Distilled: Teacher Protests And Concealed Carry

This week in the Kentucky legislature, teachers descended on Frankfort again to protest a bill dealing with their pension system and lawmakers advanced bills to allow people to carry concealed weapons without a permit. WFPL's Jonese Franklin talked to Capitol reporter Ryland Barton for this week's edition of Kentucky Politics Distilled.

Kentucky Politics Distilled: A New Pension Bill Emerges

Kentucky legislators were in full swing in Frankfort this week. There was more discussion about abortion restrictions, as well as a new pension bill. Jean West talks to capitol reporter Ryland Barton for this week's edition of Kentucky Politics Distilled.

Kentucky Politics Distilled: Abortion, Guns and Solar Panels

Lawmakers advanced a flurry of conservative bills in the Kentucky legislature this week, including two major anti-abortion initiatives, a bill that would scale back the state's solar industry and a measure that would no longer require people who concealed carry weapons to get a permit. Jean West from member station WFPL talks to capitol reporter Ryland Barton for this week's edition of Kentucky Politics Distilled.

Kentucky Politics Distilled: State Of The Commonwealth

It was a busy week in Frankfort this week with Gov. Matt Bevin's State of the Commonwealth address, new developments on an election contest for a statehouse seat and protesters from the Poor People's Campaign finally getting a meeting with the governor. In the latest edition of Kentucky Politics Distilled, Capitol Reporter Ryland Barton speaks with WFPL host Jean West. Related Stories:

Kentucky Politics Distilled: Election Filing Deadline; More Kim Davis

This week was the filing deadline for candidates running for governor, attorney general and other statewide offices this year. And a lawsuit involving former Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis continues to roll through the courts system. Capitol Reporter Ryland Barton spoke with WFPL's Jean West for this week's episode. Related Stories: Appeals Court To Decide Who Should Pay Legal Fees In Kim Davis Case Gov. Bevin, Kentucky Clerk At Odds Over Attorneys' Fees Here's Who's Running For Ky. Governor And Other Offices Kentucky Attorney General Warns Abortion Bill Is Unlawful

Kentucky Politics Distilled: Election Filing Deadline; More Kim Davis

Kentucky Politics Distilled: Gov. Bevin Officially Files For Re-Election

This week in Kentucky politics, Gov. Matt Bevin confirmed that he'll run for re-election, but with a new running mate. Jenean Hampton is out, Ralph Alvarado is in. Capitol Reporter Ryland Barton has this week's Kentucky Politics Distilled.

Kentucky Politics Distilled: Gov. Bevin Officially Files For Re-Election

Kentucky Politics Distilled: State Lawmakers Respond To Hoover Scandal

This week in Kentucky politics, some state leaders and political parties are responding to more details about sexual assault accusations leveled against Rep. Jeff Hoover. The accusations were revealed in a report published by the Kentucky Center for Investigative Reporting and Kentucky Public Radio. Capitol Reporter Ryland Barton has this week's Kentucky Politics Distilled.

Kentucky Politics Distilled: State Lawmakers Respond To Hoover Scandal

Kentucky Politics Distilled: Lawmakers Start The 2019 Session With Medical Marijuana, Abor...

This week in Kentucky politics, the Kentucky General Assembly gavelled back in...and now, lawmakers are on a break until the beginning of February. But a lot happened in that week. There's still a House seat that's still in contention, lawmakers discussed legalizing medical marijuana and took steps to restrict abortion further in Kentucky. Oh--and pension reform is still on everyone's mind. Capitol reporter Ryland Barton has this week's edition of Kentucky Politics Distilled.

Kentucky Politics Distilled: Lawmakers Start The 2019 Session With Medical Marijuana, Abor...

Kentucky Politics Distilled: Rand Paul Defends Trump's Putin Summit

This week in Kentucky politics, Rand Paul was one of the few politicians to defend President Donald Trump's summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Gov. Matt Bevin's administration restored vision and dental benefits to almost 400,000 people on Medicaid after taking them away earlier this month. And Kentucky's bourbon industry ramped up its warnings about how a trade war would impact the state's signature industry. Capitol reporter Ryland Barton has this week's edition of Kentucky Politics Distilled.

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