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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Kentucky Politics Distilled: Coronavirus Response Saturday, Mar 14 2020 

This week in Kentucky politics, Gov. Andy Beshear headed up the state’s response to the coronavirus outbreak, recommending that schools, churches and employers cease in-person activities. And Leaders of the legislature say they’re evaluating how to proceed with this year’s budget writing session.

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Kentucky Politics Distilled: Democratic Senate Candidates Square Off Saturday, Mar 7 2020 

This week in Kentucky politics, the House of Representatives passed a budget that cuts some of Gov. Andy Beshear’s proposals. Democratic candidates for U.S. Senate participated in a forum in Newport. And the legislature is considering more anti-abortion measures.

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Kentucky Politics Distilled: Special Elections And Homophobia Saturday, Feb 29 2020 

This week in Kentucky politics, a Republican won a historically Democratic seat in the state House of Representatives during a special election. And the Kentucky Democratic Party called for a Republican state senator to resign after he made homophobic remarks during a campaign event.

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Kentucky Politics Distilled: Medical Marijuana Bill Advances Saturday, Feb 15 2020 

This week in Kentucky politics, a medical marijuana bill passed out of a legislative committee, raising hopes for advocates that this will be the year the measure passes. Executives for the controversial Braidy Industries aluminum mill testified in the state capitol after the removal of its CEO. And advocates rallied to try and build support of gun safety measures.

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Kentucky Politics Distilled: Legislature Votes To Arm School Officers Saturday, Feb 8 2020 

This week in Kentucky politics, the legislature passed a bill requiring every school in the state to have an armed law enforcement officer. Gov. Andy Beshear tried to rally support for a measure to legalize sports betting in Kentucky, but initial momentum behind the bill is fading.

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Kentucky Politics Distilled: Beshear’s Budget Address Friday, Jan 31 2020 

This week in Kentucky politics, Democratic Gov. Andy Beshear unveiled what he wants the state budget to look like for the next two years. But Republican leaders of the legislature have their own ideas of how to put together the spending plan, and they’ll be in charge of the process.

Plus, a bill banning so-called sanctuary immigration policies passed the first step of the legislative process.

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Kentucky Politics Distilled: Voter ID Bill Changes Monday, Jan 27 2020 

This week in Kentucky politics, 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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Kentucky Politics Distilled: Governor Bevin’s Last Week Friday, Dec 6 2019 

This week on Kentucky Politics Distilled, outgoing Gov. Matt Bevin claimed he lost his reelection because Democrats “harvested votes in urban areas.” Gov.-elect Andy Beshear named some of his cabinet secretaries. And education commissioner Wayne Lewis defended himself, as his job might be in jeopardy in the new administration.

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