Greg Stumbo

2:00pm

Mon February 2, 2015
-Eastern Standard

Eastern Standard "Live" from the State Capitol

From left: Greg Stumbo, Robert Stivers, John Hingsbergen
Credit Richard Turner

As the 2015 session of the Kentucky General Assembly re-convenes, what issues are on your mind? The Local Option Sales Tax? A statewide smoke-free policy? An increase in the state's minimum wage? We're taking the show on the road to the State Capitol to speak with House Speaker Greg Stumbo and Senate President Robert Stivers.

We’re interested in your comments and questions before the show by email to wekueasternstandard at gmail dot com or on the phone at 859-622-1657.

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12:53am

Thu January 8, 2015
State Capitol

Leaders of Both Legislative Chambers Offer Favorable Assessment of Governor's Time in Office

From left to right House Speaker Greg Stumbo-Senate President Robert Stivers
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Governor Steve Beshear Wednesday night delivered his final State of the Commonwealth address.  House and Senate leaders offered positive comments regarding Beshear's tenure.  

Governor Beshear's eighth State of the Commonwealth Speech ran a little over an hour and was interrupted by applause from legislators more than 35 times.  Beshear spoke about leading Kentucky through a historic recession, as well as achievements in education, and insuring Kentuckians through the state's health care exchange.

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1:49pm

Wed January 7, 2015
State Capitol

Possible Fix For Kentucky’s No-Jail Jailers: Cutting Their Pay

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Top Kentucky elected officials say a measure could remedy the costly issue of elected county jailers who have no jails to run—slashing their pay scales.

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3:39pm

Wed November 5, 2014
All Politics are Local

Stumbo to Press for Higher Minimum Wage

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Kentucky House Speaker Greg Stumbo says he'll make another push to raise the state's minimum wage, but he faces the same skepticism from his Senate counterparts.

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5:53pm

Tue September 16, 2014
All Politics are Local

Kentucky Ordered to Pay $160,000 in Redistricting Lawsuit

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The state must pay the American Civil Liberties Union of Kentucky more than $160,000 in attorneys’ fees because the legislature failed to enact new legislative district maps in a timely fashion, the group announced Tuesday.

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3:15pm

Tue September 2, 2014
All Politics are Local

Kentucky GOP Unveils 'Handshake with Kentucky' Plan

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The Republican Party of Kentucky has a wish-list of legislative priorities ready to go if the State House were to flip and come under Republican control following this fall's elections.

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2:24pm

Sat February 8, 2014
-Eastern Standard

Ky. Legislature Mid-Point Update on Eastern Standard

As the 2014 session of the Kentucky General Assembly approaches the mid-point, what has the state's legislative branch achieved so far this year?  What is likely to be accomplished by the end of this 60-day session?  These are questions we will pursue in this week's show, originating "live" from the State Capitol in Frankfort.

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