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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 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.
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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.

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Kentucky Politics Distilled: State Lawmakers Respond To Hoover Scandal

1/18/2019
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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.

Duration:00:03:09

Kentucky Politics Distilled: Lawmakers Start The 2019 Session With Medical Marijuana, Abortion Legislation

1/11/2019
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This week in Kentucky politics, the Kentucky General Assembly gavelled back in...and now, lawmakers are on a break until the beginning of February.

Duration:00:04:56

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

7/20/2018
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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.

Duration:00:03:49

Kentucky Politics Distilled: Andy Beshear Announces Run For Governor

7/13/2018
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This week in Kentucky politics, Attorney General Andy Beshear announced he’s running for governor, the state auditor released a report finding a “pervasive lack of accountability” in Kentucky’s courts administration, and a bunch of new laws go into effect this weekend. Listen in the player above to this week’s edition of Kentucky Politics Distilled.

Duration:00:03:57

Kentucky Politics Distilled: Gov. Matt Bevin Blames School Shootings On Phones And Video Games

6/29/2018
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This week in state politics, federal education officials came to Kentucky to talk about ways to make schools safer and Gov. Matt Bevin said it all comes down to kids’ cell phone use.

Duration:00:04:02

Kentucky Politics Distilled: Pension Bill Struck Down

6/22/2018
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This week in Kentucky politics, a judge struck down Kentucky’s new pension law, state saying legislators broke the law by rushing the bill to passage.

Duration:00:04:22

Kentucky Politics Distilled: Poor People's Campaign Goes To Frankfort

6/15/2018
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This week in Kentucky politics, Kentucky State Troopers shut protesters out of the state Capitol, allowing only two people to enter the building at a time. Attorney General Andy Beshear is suing Walgreens, saying the company helped fuel the opioid epidemic in the state. And a high-powered lobbyist was in federal court as prosecutors try to prove he bribed a former state official to help a client get state contracts. Capitol reporter Ryland Barton has this week’s edition of Kentucky Politics...

Duration:00:04:30

Kentucky Politics Distilled: Pension Battle Goes To Court

6/8/2018
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This week in Kentucky politics, the lawsuit over the new pension law was argued in court. Kentucky’s new commissioner of education laid out his priorities, which include helping charter schools open up and taking over Louisville’s public school system. And Mitch McConnell continued to express concern about President Trump’s tariffs leading to a full-blown trade war. Capitol reporter Ryland Barton has this week’s edition of Kentucky Politics Distilled.

Duration:00:04:18

Kentucky Politics Distilled: Medicaid Changes Coming; Braidy Breaks Ground

6/1/2018
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This week in Kentucky politics, Gov. Matt Bevin said he’s partnering with a former Democratic congressman to help people navigate the state’s new Medicaid rules. We found out that lobbyists set a new spending record at the state legislature as lawmakers made changes to the tax code. Plus, a state-funded aluminum mill broke ground in northeastern Kentucky and Gov. Bevin asked for a judge to recuse himself from the lawsuit over the new pension bill. Capitol reporter Ryland Barton has this...

Duration:00:03:46

Kentucky Politics Distilled: Republicans' First Budget

3/23/2018
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This week in Kentucky politics, lawmakers retreated behind closed doors to begin hammering out a compromise on the state budget for the next two years. A bill that would shield personal cell phones and computers from records requests drew fire from open government advocates. And a common type of abortion would be banned under a bill that is nearing final passage out of the legislature. Capitol reporter Ryland Barton has this week’s edition of Kentucky Politics Distilled.

Duration:00:04:03

Kentucky Politics Distilled: Protests And Pensions

3/16/2018
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This week in Kentucky politics, students marched on the state Capitol to call for lawmakers to come up with solutions to school shootings; during a radio interview, Gov. Matt Bevin lashed out at teachers for protesting a plan that would take some of their retirement benefits away; and the pension bill that teachers have been protesting, well, it’s on life support. Capitol reporter Ryland Barton has this week’s edition of Kentucky Politics Distilled.

Duration:00:03:30

Kentucky Politics Distilled: Town Halls, 'War On Louisville' And Bible Literacy

2/24/2017
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This week, Sen. Mitch McConnell and Congressman Andy Barr came back home to jeering crowds of protesters at town hall-type meetings. Meanwhile the General Assembly advanced controversial bills including a bill giving more power to Louisville’s metro council and another that would create a social studies course about the bible.

Duration:00:03:37

Kentucky Politics Distilled: 'Blue Lives Matter' And Planned Parenthood Gets Dinged

2/17/2017
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Controversial proposals like the “blue lives matter” bill and a scheme to defund Planned Parenthood advanced in the General Assembly this week. Legislation stiffening drug penalties and changing public education also made their way through the Republican-led legislature. Capitol reporter Ryland Barton has this week’s edition of Kentucky Politics Distilled.

Duration:00:03:30

Kentucky Politics Distilled: State Of The Commonwealth

2/10/2017
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Lawmakers returned to Frankfort this week after a month-long break in the legislative session. Governor Bevin announced that the state might have to raise taxes to fix the state’s ailing pension system. Plus, a sweeping criminal justice reform proposal was proposed and a bill making it a hate crime to attack police officers is making its way through the legislative process. Capitol reporter Ryland Barton has this week’s edition of Kentucky Politics Distilled.

Duration:00:03:30

Kentucky Politics Distilled: Budget Compromise

4/15/2016
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Kentucky Politics Distilled: Budget Compromise by KY Politics Distilled

Duration:00:03:13

Benefind Problems Explained

4/8/2016
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A little over a month ago Gov. Matt Bevin unveiled Benefind, a one-stop shop for entitlement benefits like food stamps, cash assistance and Medicaid. The rollout of the program has had huge problems, with thousands of people losing services and thousands more getting false notices that they had lost services. There’s been a lot of confusion over what caused the problems and who’s to blame. In this week’s edition of Kentucky Politics Distilled, capitol reporter Ryland Barton tells us what...

Duration:00:03:38

Budget Talks Run Aground

4/1/2016
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This week in the Kentucky General Assembly, budget negotiations ground to a halt. But Gov. Matt Bevin still cut higher education budgets for the current fiscal year. In the latest edition of Kentucky Politics Distilled, capitol reporter Ryland Barton recaps what happened and what could be next.

Duration:00:03:09

Final Budget Negotiations Begin

3/26/2016
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This week in Kentucky politics lawmakers started the final negotiations of the state budget. At stake is how to fix the state’s ailing pension systems, whether to start funding state universities based on “performance metrics” and how much money to leave aside for the future. Capitol reporter Ryland Barton has the latest edition of Kentucky Politics Distilled.

Duration:00:03:40

Kentucky Politics Distilled: House Passes A Budget

3/18/2016
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This week in Kentucky politics the state House of Representatives finally presented its version of the state budget, restoring some spending cuts proposed by Gov. Matt Bevin. The Kentucky Senate is considering a bill that would some people clear felonies from their records. And the Senate also passed a bill that would allow business owners to deny services based on their religious beliefs. Capitol reporter Ryland Barton has this week’s edition of Kentucky Politics Distilled.

Duration:00:03:32

Democrats Foil House 'Flip'

3/11/2016
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This week in Kentucky Politics, Democrats held on to their majority in the state House after Republicans fell short of expectations in four special elections. Lawmakers are divided between two competing bills intended to curb dogfighting in the state. And once again, the state Senate passed a bill to tighten regulations on abortion providers in the state.

Duration:00:03:30