Kentucky Politics Distilled: Coronavirus Doubters Saturday, Sep 12 2020 

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This week in Kentucky politics, as the state surpassed 1,000 coronavirus-related deaths, Republican lawmakers cast doubt on the severity of the virus. Republicans and Democrats have called for a special legislative session on police reform. And Attorney General Daniel Cameron was on a list of potential Supreme Court justices unveiled by President Donald Trump.

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Kentucky Politics Distilled: Derby, Law and Order Friday, Sep 4 2020 

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This week in Kentucky politics, Republican legislators criticized Gov. Andy Beshear for not condemning racial justice protests in Louisville. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell doubled down on his “law and order” strategy, publicizing his endorsement by the Fraternal Order of Police.

And it’s Derby week, but crowds will be at Churchill Downs — at least not on the inside.

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Kentucky Politics Distilled: Kentuckians At The RNC Saturday, Aug 29 2020 

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This week in Kentucky politics, state elected officials rallied around Donald Trump at the Republican National Convention. Democratic senate candidate Amy McGrath released a cartoon campaign ad that had Mitch McConnell’s team crying foul. And state Rep. Charles Booker spoke at the March on Washington.

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Kentucky Politics Distilled: Absentee, Early Voting Expanded Saturday, Aug 22 2020 

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This week in Kentucky politics, officials finalized the plan for expanding mail-in and early voting during the upcoming election. Gov. Andy Beshear applied for President Trump’s supplement to unemployment benefits. And Mitch McConnell and Amy McGrath argued over what debates should look like in the final months of their race for U.S. Senate.

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Kentucky Politics Distilled: Federal Coronavirus Bill Stalls Saturday, Aug 15 2020 

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This week in Kentucky politics, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell sent lawmakers home for the month after a compromise couldn’t be reached on a new coronavirus bill. Gov. Andy Beshear said that the state won’t be able to afford President Trump’s executive order extending unemployment benefits. And Attorney General Daniel Cameron met with Breonna Taylor’s family, though he still doesn’t have a timeline on when the investigation into her death will be complete.

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Kentucky Politics Distilled: McConnell Unveils New Coronavirus Bill Friday, Jul 31 2020 

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This week in Kentucky politics, Mitch McConnell unveiled a new coronavirus relief bill, but it still has a long way to go before becoming law. Gov. Andy Beshear rolled back Kentucky’s reopening during the pandemic, closing all bars and reducing restaurant capacity.

And the debate continues over whether all Kentuckians will be able to cast ballots by mail this fall.

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Kentucky Politics Distilled: McGrath To Take On McConnell Friday, Jul 3 2020 

This week in Kentucky politics, Amy McGrath won Kentucky’s Democratic primary for U.S. Senate. She’ll now try to unify the party with the help of her former opponent, state Rep. Charles Booker. And Mitch McConnell gave us a taste this week of how he’ll be campaigning, releasing a new ad that drums up images of a culture war.

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Kentucky Politics Distilled: Underdog Democratic Senate Candidates Nab Endorsements Saturday, May 23 2020 

This week in Kentucky politics, big endorsements came in for underdog candidates in the Democratic primary for U.S. Senate. But Mitch McConnell and Democratic front-runner Amy McGrath are already looking toward the general election. And the deadline to register to vote in the primary is Tuesday.

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Kentucky Politics Distilled: State Prepares For Budget Cuts Saturday, May 16 2020 

This week in Kentucky politics, Gov. Andy Beshear asked state agencies to come up with plans to significantly cut their budgets over the coming months. Mitch McConnell said he still doesn’t support sending more money to states unless business are shielded from lawsuits during the pandemic. And calls are mounting for an independent investigation into a Louisville police raid that killed 26-year-old Breonna Taylor.

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Kentucky Politics Distilled: More Testing Needed As State Reopens Saturday, May 9 2020 

This week in Kentucky politics, Gov. Andy Beshear announced a new schedule of business reopenings during the coronavirus pandemic. Beshear has moved on from his initial statement that the state wouldn’t open up until it sees a two-week decline in confirmed cases. And the governor revised his restrictions on traveling to the state during the pandemic after a judge struck them down.

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