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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. +

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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. +

    Unemployment Supplement Expires, Senate Race Heats Up

    Unemployment Supplement Expires, Senate Race Heats Up

    This week in Kentucky politics, Mitch McConnell’s latest coronavirus relief bill stalled in Congress right after the $600 per week supplement to unemployment benefits expired.

    Kentuckians got some fresh polling in the race between McConnell and Democratic challenger Amy McGrath, and McConnell accused McGrath of putting out a racist commercial.

    • 4 min
    McConnell Unveils New Coronavirus Bill

    McConnell Unveils New Coronavirus Bill

    This week in Kentucky politics, Mitch McConnell unveiled a new coronavirus relief bill, but it still has a long way to go before becoming law. Gov. Andy Beshear rolled back Kentucky’s reopening during the pandemic, closing all bars and reducing restaurant capacity. And the debate continues over whether all Kentuckians will be able to cast ballots by mail this fall.

    • 4 min
    No Budget Shortfall, Beshear Calls For More Funding

    No Budget Shortfall, Beshear Calls For More Funding

    This week in Kentucky politics, the state avoided a budget shortfall despite initial predictions that tax revenue would plummet in the first months of the coronavirus pandemic. But Gov. Andy Beshear says the next financial year could be bleak. The state Supreme Court refused Beshear’s request to disqualify a judge from a lawsuit challenging his coronavirus executive orders. And a group is suing once again to try and keep the Marsy’s Law constitutional amendment off the ballot.

    • 4 min
    McGrath To Take On McConnell

    McGrath To Take On McConnell

    This week in Kentucky politics, Amy McGrath won Kentucky’s Democratic primary for U.S. Senate. She’ll now try to unify the party with the help of her former opponent, state Rep. Charles Booker. And Mitch McConnell gave us a taste this week of how he’ll be campaigning, releasing a new ad that drums up images of a culture war.

    • 7 min
    Underdog Democratic Senate Candidates Nab Endorsements

    Underdog Democratic Senate Candidates Nab Endorsements

    This week in Kentucky politics, big endorsements came in for underdog candidates in the Democratic primary for U.S. Senate. But Mitch McConnell and Democratic frontrunner Amy McGrath are already looking toward the general election. And the deadline to register to vote in the primary is Tuesday.

    • 3 min
    State Prepares For Budget Cuts

    State Prepares For Budget Cuts

    This week in Kentucky politics, Gov. Andy Beshear asked state agencies to come up with plans to significantly cut their budgets over the coming months. Mitch McConnell said he still doesn’t support sending more money to states unless business are shielded from lawsuits during the pandemic. And calls are mounting for an independent investigation into a Louisville police raid that killed 26-year-old Breonna Taylor.--

    • 4 min

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groq1 ,

Pretty much worthless

Just deals with a more narrow perspective of politics covered by national news. Unfortunately it doesn’t even do that very well from a Kentucky perspective. Why not cover actual issues in Frankfort and give multiple perspectives rather than just rehash on McConells senate bills? Or if you’re going to cover mcConnel at least show a perspective unique to Kentucky and not the same national impact which is well documented by other sources? Unsubscribe

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