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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Kentucky Politics Distilled: Attorney General Cameron Threatens To Sue Gov. Beshear Saturday, May 2 2020 

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.

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Kentucky Politics Distilled: McConnell Calls For Letting States Declare Bankruptcy Saturday, Apr 25 2020 

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

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Kentucky Politics Distilled: Legislature Wraps Up With Veto Overrides Saturday, Apr 18 2020 

This week in Kentucky politics, the legislature wrapped up its 2020 session with a flurry of veto overrides, abortion bills and constitutional amendments. Gov. Andy Beshear said he’s working with a group of neighboring states to coordinate when and how to ease coronavirus restrictions. And protestors gathered at the capitol to protest business closures.


Kentucky Politics Distilled: Legislature Returns Next Week Saturday, Apr 11 2020 

This week in Kentucky politics, Gov. Andy Beshear urged churches to not hold Easter services during the coronavirus pandemic. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said that banning drive-in church services violates first amendment rights. And the legislature returns next week to consider overriding Gov. Beshear’s vetoes.

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Kentucky Politics Distilled: Coronavirus Looms Over Budget Sunday, Apr 5 2020 

This week in Kentucky politics, the legislature finally passed a budget, but they have little idea of how much money the state will make during the coronavirus epidemic. A legislative staffer has contracted the disease. And Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell continued his quest to fill judicial vacancies with conservative judges.

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Kentucky Politics Distilled: The Coronavirus Relief Bill Saturday, Mar 28 2020 

This week in Kentucky politics, the state legislature still met during the coronavirus pandemic. They passed an emergency bill to help provide some relief to workers and businesses dealing with the virus, and they advanced a slew of other measures. And Kentucky’s 4th district Congressman Thomas Massie received America’s ire for threatening to block a federal coronavirus bill.

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Kentucky Politics Distilled: Legislature Meets Through Coronavirus Friday, Mar 20 2020 

This week in Kentucky politics, the legislature met amid the growing coronavirus pandemic. Lawmakers rushed to pass a budget and other bills before eventually adjourning for a week. And all of it took place during a lock down of the capitol, with only legislators, essential staff and reporters allowed inside.

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