Posts Tagged ‘House’

The Wait Is Over

Friday, January 4th, 2013

No, not for the new season of “Downton Abbey,” which begins on KET Sunday at 9/8 pm CT.

The wait I’m talking about is everyone’s favorite drama playing at the state capitol in Frankfort for the next 30 days—the 2013 session of the General Assembly.

Lawmakers return to the city by the river next Tuesday, Jan. 8th for their “short” session; every other year they meet for a 60-day session. And, boy, do members have a lot on their plates.

This weekend on “One to One,” you’ll get to hear Gov. Steve Beshear outline what he’d like to see legislators tackle in the next few weeks. In addition to public employee pension reform, tax reform issues, and a rather interesting approach to getting an expanded gambling constitutional amendment on the ballot.  Beshear will also discuss his push to raise the age a young Kentuckian can legally stop attending public school from age 16 to age 18.

Then, on Monday night’s “Kentucky Tonight,” Beshear returns to KET and is joined by Speaker of the House Greg Stumbo of Prestonsburg and the new President-designate of the Senate Robert Stivers, of Manchester. Our topic, of course, will be the 2013 session of the General Assembly.

I hope you’ll be watching.

Voting Rights for Felons on Kentucky Tonight

Monday, December 5th, 2011

WinterPledge finished up last night and everyone here at KET wants to say THANKS to all of you who called or went online to tell us you appreciate our programs and want to see them continue; it was our opportunity to step out of our regular programs and thank you for the support you’ve given us over the years.

Tonight, Monday, December 5th, Kentucky Tonight returns to its regular time slot at 8/7 pm CT. We’re tackling the tough subject of restoration of voting rights for convicted felons. This is Representative Jesse Crenshaw’s House legislation, which has passed the Kentucky House of Representatives several times, but failed in the Senate. Kentucky and Virginia have the distinction of placing tighter restrictions on voting than most other states; 48 states have some level of restriction, but if those are met, allow felon’s to vote in elections.

Our guests tonight are:

  • Ed Monahan, Kentucky Public Advocate
  • Dave Stengel, Commonwealth’s Attorney for Jefferson County
  • John Roach, a Lexington lawyer and former counsel to Governor Ernie Fletcher
  • Allen Trimble, Commonwealth’s Attorney for McCreary and Whitely Counties

Let us know how you feel by calling, emailing, or sending us a Tweet during the show! Send questions to kytonight@ket.org (please include name and town or county) or use the message form at the Kentucky Tonight website. For questions during the program, call (800) 494-7605.

Back to the Business of Kentucky Issues

Friday, July 29th, 2011

While Washington flounders, we’re shifting our focus from the debate over the debt ceiling on Kentucky Tonight to state issues confronting Kentuckians.

With Fancy Farm only a week away, the governor’s race right around the corner, what are the key issues that citizens of the state are concerned about?

We’ll ask lawmakers, key members of the state legislature who will join me Monday night on the program. They are:

- Kentucky House Majority Whip Tommy Thompson, D-Owensboro

- Kentucky State Representative Adam Koenig, R-Erlanger

- Kentucky Senate Minority Floor Leader R.J. Palmer, D-Winchester

- Senate Majority Floor Leader Robert Stivers, R-Manchester

Tune in Monday at 8/7 pm CT on KET. Let us know how you feel about these matters by sending questions to kytonight@ket.org (please include name and town or county) or using the message form at the Kentucky Tonight website. For questions during the program, call (800) 494-7605.

 

 

 


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