2019 Kentucky Legislative Session

Kentucky Historical Society

This week on Capitol Chat with Kentucky Gazette editor and publisher Laura Cullen Glasscock we discuss Tuesday's field trip to the Old State Capitol and the fate of several bills as the session reaches its midpoint later this week.

Josh James / WUKY

Lawmakers now have 21 days to get bills to the governor’s desk during the 2019 session; and we’ve now heard from Governor Bevin about what he thinks they should be working on.  He laid out a number of priorities last week in his State of the Commonwealth Address.  For all things political we turn once again to the editor and publisher of the Kentucky Gazette, Laura Cullen Glasscock.

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Owensboro Democrat Jim Glenn will retain the 13th District House seat he originally won by a single vote in the 2018 midterm elections. His opponent, Republican DJ Johnson, withdrew his complaint in the disputed contest Friday morning.

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Demonstrators confronted Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin at the Capitol Tuesday, demanding action on issues ranging from racial justice to the rules governing access to the Capitol.

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Kentucky's House speaker is dismissing chances that lawmakers will find quick agreement to revamp one of the country's worst-funded public pension systems.

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This week on Capitol Chat WUKY's Alan Lytle and Kentucky Gazette editor and publisher Laura Cullen Glasscock discuss the first several days of the 2019 Legislative Session and whether there might be surprises down the road.

Josh James / WUKY

Kentucky leaders are sounding less-than-rosy about the prospects for new pension reforms, but they're not throwing in the towel just yet.

Josh James / WUKY

Lawmakers in Frankfort mostly attended to legislative housekeeping on the first day of the 2019 session, but made time for some unusual maneuvers.

Josh James / WUKY

The 2019 General Assembly gavels in Tuesday with Republican majorities in the House and Senate as well as control of the Governor’s Mansion.  It’s a constitutionally mandated short session so what can we reasonably expect in the way of accomplishments?  For a legislative preview we turn once again to Laura Cullen Glasscock, the editor and publisher of the Frankfort-based Kentucky Gazette.

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One of Kentucky's top legislative leaders said Friday that Republicans "tried very hard" to convince Gov. Matt Bevin not to call them back to Frankfort the week before Christmas to vote on a pension bill that had recently been struck down by the state Supreme Court.