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Ryland Barton

This week in Kentucky politics, Attorney General Daniel Cameron threatened to sue Gov. Andy Beshear for not allowing in-person church services during the coronavirus pandemic.

The state got its first glimpse at how much tax revenue has dropped off amid business closures.

And Kentucky’s senior Senator Mitch McConnell has new conditions for helping states out with their budget problems.

Jonese Franklin from member station WFPL talked to capitol reporter Ryland Barton for this week’s edition of Kentucky Politics Distilled.


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This week in Kentucky politics, Mitch McConnell said that states shouldn’t expect help shoring up their budgets during the coronavirus pandemic and that they should be allowed to file for bankruptcy.

Also, Gov. Andy Beshear issued an executive order allowing every Kentuckian to vote by mail during this year’s primary elections.

Erica Peterson from member station WFPL talked to capitol reporter Ryland Barton for this week’s edition of Kentucky Politics Distilled.


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Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear is heading up the state’s response to the coronavirus outbreak, recommending that schools, churches and employers cease in-person activities.

Leaders of the legislature say they’re evaluating how to proceed with this year’s budget writing session.

Jonese Franklin from member station WFPL talked to capitol reporter Ryland Barton for the latest edition of Kentucky Politics Distilled.


Alix Mattingly

In our latest edition of Kentucky Politics Distilled, a voter ID bill passed a major hurdle on its way through the legislature. Anti-abortion advocates are throwing their support behind new abortion restrictions, and Republican education leaders are pushing for every school in the state to have an armed guard.


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In Kentucky politics, Gov. Andy Beshear gave his first state of the commonwealth address, calling on the legislature to reach across party lines.

The state legislature finished its first full week, advancing a bill to move gubernatorial elections to even-numbered years, and the sponsor of an anti-sanctuary cities bill has made changes following criticism.

Jonese Franklin from member station WFPL talked to capitol reporter Ryland Barton for latest edition of Kentucky Politics Distilled.


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This week in Kentucky politics, Gov. Matt Bevin said he’s going to return to the private sector after losing his race for reelection.

Gov.-elect Andy Beshear named the first appointees of his administration. And incoming Secretary of State Michael Adams says he wants to clean Kentucky’s voter rolls and get a voter ID bill passed before next year’s elections.


J. Tyler Franklin

This week in Kentucky politics, Gov. Matt Bevin conceded his race for reelection, paving the way for Gov.-elect Andy Beshear to take office next month. 

Bevin requested a recanvass of the results after losing by about 5,000 votes, but the process only produced one new vote. Meanwhile, Andy Beshear has begun assembling his administration


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It's the last edition of Kentucky Politics Distilled before Kentuckians go to the polls on Nov. 5.

In this week's episode: the major party candidates for governor participated in two debates, and now Gov. Matt Bevin and Attorney General Andy Beshear are crisscrossing the state making their final pitches to voters.

Also, the Kentucky Supreme Court dismissed a lawsuit against a Lexington T-shirt maker that refused to create shirts for a gay pride festival.

Jonese Franklin from member station WFPL talked to capitol reporter Ryland Barton for this week’s edition of Kentucky Politics Distilled.


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This week in Kentucky politics, Gov. Matt Bevin said he’ll re-open a prison to help deal with the state’s booming prison population.

President Trump announced he’ll visit Lexington the night before Election Day.

And Attorney General Andy Beshear says he’ll restore voting rights to some people with felony convictions if he’s elected. We talk about it all, this week on Kentucky Politics Distilled.

 


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This week in Kentucky politics, candidates for governor and attorney general both participated in televised debates. And a new poll shows Gov. Matt Bevin and Attorney General Andy Beshear tied ahead of next month’s election.

We talk about the race in week’s edition of Kentucky Politics Distilled.

 


Charles Spivey

This week in Kentucky politics, a judge refuses to step down from the lawsuit over the Bevin administration’s investigation into protesting teachers. Two coal miners have demanded that Senate candidate Amy McGrath stop using their images in a campaign video. And the eastern Kentucky segments of the KentuckyWired broadband project are now complete.

 


Charles Spivey

This week in Kentucky politics, Donald Trump Jr. visited Pikeville to headline a rally for Gov. Matt Bevin. The governor is trying to get a judge removed from the lawsuit against his investigation into protesting teachers. And Kentucky’s worst-funded pension fund is showing some signs that it’s getting healthier.

Jean West talked to capitol reporter Ryland Barton for this week’s edition of Kentucky Politics Distilled.

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J. Tyler Franklin

This week in Kentucky politics, President Donald Trump came to Louisville to lend a hand to Gov. Bevin’s reelection campaign. Meanwhile, Bevin made more controversial comments about teacher protests and Lt. Governor Jenean Hampton is suing him over the firing of her staffers.

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J. Tyler Franklin

This week in Kentucky politics, Lieutenant Gov. Jean Hampton filed a lawsuit against Gov. Matt Bevin for firing two of her staffers. The University of Louisville announced a deal to try and buy the struggling Jewish Hospital system with a $50 million loan from the state. And sports radio host Matt Jones announced he’s writing a book about Mitch McConnell, but still won’t say if he’s running against him.

J. Tyler Franklin

This week in Kentucky politics, Gov. Matt Bevin signed the so-called pension “relief” bill into law after a short special legislative session. Attorney General Andy Beshear threatened to sue over the session, saying that Bevin had blocked lawmakers from considering other proposals. And Amy McGrath addressed the bumpy launch to her U.S. Senate campaign.

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