U.S. Senate Candidates Speak in Lexington

Wednesday, October 5th, 2016

In separate appearances, U.S. Senate candidates Rand Paul and Jim Gray spoke to meetings of Commerce Lexington, the economic development agency for Lexington and its neighboring communities. Incumbent Sen. Paul, the Republican, spoke on Oct. 4, while Lexington Mayor Gray, the Democrat, addressed the group on Sept. 30.

Here are highlights of their presentations. Questions were posed to the candidates by Lexington businessman Alan Stein and Carla Blanton, a consultant in Lexington.

The Paul and Gray campaigns have accepted KET’s invitation to appear on Kentucky Tonight on Monday, Oct. 31 at 8 p.m.

Kentucky Tonight Explores Medicaid Waiver Proposal

Monday, September 12th, 2016

Tonight at 8 we’ll discuss the latest on the Bevin administration’s Medicaid overhaul. Renee Shaw will host the conversation among four state lawmakers: Sen. Julie Raque Adams (R-Louisville), chair of the Senate Health and Welfare Committee; Sen. Reginald Thomas (D-Lexington), member of the Senate Health and Welfare Committee; Rep. Addia Wuchner (R-Florence), vice chair of the House Health and Welfare Committee; and Rep. Mary Lou Marzian (D-Louisville), vice chair of the House Budget Review Subcommittee

The governor’s office delivered its waiver application to federal regulators in late August. Last week the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services indicated the state’s request had been properly submitted, and now the proposal undergoes a 30-day public comment period.

KET Associate Producer Casey Parker-Bell has this overview of Kentucky’s current Medicaid program and how it might change under the state’s waiver request.

You can join tonight’s discussion by emailing your questions and comments to kytonight@ket.org or by tweeting @ReneeKET.

When No Words Will Suffice

Friday, August 19th, 2016

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Today’s Wall Street Journal. Photo credited to Mahmoud Raslan/Aleppo Media Cente via Agence France-Presse/Getty Images.

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