Kentucky Politics Distilled

By Louisville Public Media

Kentucky Politics Distilled is our weekly rundown of the big news — and sometimes the odd news — happening in the state Capitol. With Kentucky’s elected leaders all in one place for a limited time, the developments can break in a rapid-fire fashion. Kentucky Politics Distilled helps ensure you don’t miss all the highs and lows coming out of Frankfort. We’ll discuss the important issues facing Kentucky and add context to the headlines that flew by over the week. New episodes post on Fridays. From Louisville Public Media

  1. 1.
    Nearly All Schools To Require Masks
    6:59
  2. 2.
    Lawmakers Ax School Mask Mandate
    9:44
  3. 3.
    COVID Surges, No New Mandates Yet
    6:18
  4. 4.
    Beshear Mandates Masks In Schools
    6:36
  5. 5.
    Fancy Farm And Vaccine Politics
    6:35
  6. 6.
    Charles Booker Launches U.S. Senate Run
    6:34
  7. 7.
    McConnell Kills Capitol Riot Commission
    5:50
  8. 8.
    McConnell Resists Capitol Riot Commission
    6:38
  1. 9.
    Feds Investigating Louisville Police
    6:18
  2. 10.
    McConnell Dismisses Latest Relief Package
    4:05
  3. 11.
    Legislative Session Ends With Spending, No-Knock Limits
    6:52
  4. 12.
    Last Days Of The Legislative Session
    7:16
  5. 13.
    The Veto Period Rush
    5:51
  6. 14.
    Legislature Considers Criminalizing Insults Against Police
    4:32
  7. 15.
    Reforming Elections And No-Knock Search Warrants
    5:23
  8. 16.
    Rand Paul & The Mysterious Election Reform Bill
    6:52
  9. 17.
    LMPD Audit, Impeachment Fever Continues
    6:30
  10. 18.
    Minority Leader Mitch McConnell
    5:58
  11. 19.
    Impeachment Fever
    4:51
  12. 20.
    The General Assembly Returns
    4:53
  13. 21.
    Beshear Issues New Coronavirus Restrictions
    5:15
  14. 22.
    Supreme Court Upholds Beshear Coronavirus Orders
    5:39
  15. 23.
    Republicans Surge In Statehouse
    5:07
  16. 24.
    Early Voting During The Pandemic
    4:42
  17. 25.
    McConnell And McGrath Debate
    5:43
  18. 26.
    The Breonna Taylor Decision
    6:02
  19. 27.
    Coronavirus Doubters
    5:57
  20. 28.
    Derby, Law and Order
    4:25
  21. 29.
    Kentuckians At The RNC
    4:46
  22. 30.
    Absentee, Early Voting Expanded
    5:11
  23. 31.
    Federal Coronavirus Bill Stalls
    5:37
  24. 32.
    Unemployment Supplement Expires, Senate Race Heats Up
    5:23
  25. 33.
    McConnell Unveils New Coronavirus Bill
    4:31
  26. 34.
    No Budget Shortfall, Beshear Calls For More Funding
    4:53
  27. 35.
    McGrath To Take On McConnell
    8:32
  28. 36.
    Underdog Democratic Senate Candidates Nab Endorsements
    4:42
  29. 37.
    State Prepares For Budget Cuts
    5:54
  30. 38.
    More Testing Needed As State Reopens
    5:02
  31. 39.
    Attorney General Cameron Threatens To Sue Beshear
    5:06
  32. 40.
    McConnell Calls For Letting States Declare Bankruptcy
    4:04
  33. 41.
    Legislature Wraps Up With Veto Overrides
    5:02
  34. 42.
    Legislature Returns Next Week
    4:14
  35. 43.
    Coronavirus Looms Over Budget
    4:01
  36. 44.
    The Coronavirus Relief Bill
    4:14
  37. 45.
    Legislature Meets Through Coronavirus
    5:43
  38. 46.
    Coronavirus Response
    5:32
  39. 47.
    Democratic Senate Candidates Square Off
    5:19
  40. 48.
    Special Elections And Homophobia
    3:57
  41. 49.
    Medical Marijuana Bill Advances
    7:07
  42. 50.
    Kentucky Legislature Votes To Arm School Officers
    5:07

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