Ryland Barton

Brian Burkhart


This week in Kentucky politics, the president of the Senate filed a bill that would strip powers from the attorney general’s office and give them to the governor.

As the legislative session winds down, it’s anybody’s guess as to whether a charter schools bill will pass and if it does, what it will look like. And reports that President Trump would visit Louisville this week were walked back…but Vice President Mike Pence WILL be coming.

Capitol reporter Ryland Barton has this week’s edition of Kentucky Politics Distilled.

This week, Kentucky was on the national stage as former Gov. Steve Beshear gave the Democrats’ response to President Trump’s first congressional address. And Gov. Matt Bevin went to the White House to give his assessment of the Affordable Care Act.

Plus, as the legislative session winds down, the General Assembly finally advanced a charter schools bill.

Capitol reporter Ryland Barton has this week’s edition of Kentucky Politics Distilled.

There’s more on the 2017 session here.

A sweeping criminal justice bill has been filed in the Kentucky General Assembly. It aims to provide workforce training for state prisoners, fight drug addiction and increase penalties for some crimes.

Kentuckians were among the hundreds of thousands of people who traveled to Washington D.C. this weekend. Some attended President Donald Trump’s inauguration on Friday and others were there for the Women’s March on Washington on Saturday, protesting Trump’s attitudes toward women and minorities.

As the first weekend of the new administration is in the books, I checked in with a couple Kentuckians who traveled to the events for very different reasons.

Listen to the audio in the player above.

Eastern Standard

Kentucky political reporters will join us to discuss Tuesday's Primary Election and other political matters on this week's Eastern Standard.  

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  During 2015, Kentuckians elected and inaugurated a new governor.

The Commonwealth stood at "ground zero" during a struggle over the implementation of same-sex marriage.

Our nation's response to terrorism and the 2016 presidential race dominated national news.

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Kentucky lawmakers have entered the final stretch of the 2015 General Assembly, with hundreds of bills awaiting action before the final gavel falls later this month.