What's Next for the Kentucky Legislature and Interview with Josie Raymond
My Old Kentucky Podcast
This week, Robert took a look at the bills making their way through the legislature in the second part of the 2021 session. There are a few good ones, and a lot of bad bills. Jazmin examined the lawsuit which Gov. Beshear brought against the bills passed by the Kentucky legislature which reduce his power, and also explained what had been done so far in the impeachment committee. Robert did a COVID-19 update. Josie Raymond was our guest this week. Josie told us about the bills she's been working on, including her pre-K efforts. She also talked about serving in the legislature as a parent of young children, and some steps the legislature might take to make serving easier for different kinds of people.
There was no suburban revolt against President Trump in Kentucky. In fact, Republicans further cemented their control by adding to dominant super-majorities in the state legislature. What are the implications for Louisville, the Democrats' remaining stronghold? What policies will the GOP pursue that it hasn't already? Will Democrats figure out a way to appeal to rural Kentuckians, or embrace their role as the urban and progressive minority in a largely white, rural state? WDRB political reporter Lawrence Smith joins the show to break it down.
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.
Priorities for the 2019 Kentucky Legislature with Senator Damon Thayer
The 2019 Kentucky General Assembly is back for the meat of the legislative session so we sat down with Senate Majority Floor Leader Damon Thayer to discuss the priorities for the Senate. We talk about the attitude of legislators coming in this year, and what to expect for policy in 2019. Topics include school safety, education reform, bail reform and much more! Listen now!I do not own the rights to any music used in this episode.