Legislative Update: March 6, 2019

Legislative Update

Legislative Update: March 6, 2019

The House Judiciary Committee advances a bill to legalize medical marijuana. The House gives final passage to measures changing teacher termination tribunals and creating a foster child bill of rights. A Senate panel approves supports for fictive kin care-givers as well as protections for minors from internet threats. Legislation to control access to the state's voter registration database gets new life. Advocates for Kentuckians with disabilities rally at the capitol.

Legislative Update: March 5, 2019

Legislative Update

Legislative Update: March 5, 2019

Public education advocates and school choice supporters pack a hearing on scholarship tax credits. The House budget panel moves to raise the pension income exclusion. The Senate approves reopening the current executive branch budget, and a bill to help limit vaping by students. Also, a look at medical marijuana, in vitro animal cell meat, and the 2020 census.

Legislative Update: March 4, 2019

Legislative Update

Legislative Update: March 4, 2019

The Senate passes a tax clean-up measure. A bill to limit the Kentucky Secretary of State's access to voter registration information and to change the makeup of the state board of elections fails to pass a House Committee. Freshman lawmakers from Richmond, Paris, and Owensboro discuss their backgrounds and priorities.

News of the Week: March 1, 2019

Comment on Kentucky

News of the Week: March 1, 2019

Bill Bryant and a panel of journalists discuss the week's news, including protests from Kentucky teachers in Frankfort over a bill that would change the nominating process for the board of trustees of Kentucky Teachers Retirement System. Scheduled guests: Annie Andersen from Spectrum News 1; Ryland Barton from Kentucky Public Radio; and Tom Loftus from the Louisville Courier-Journal.

Legislative Update: March 1, 2019

Legislative Update

Legislative Update: March 1, 2019

The House debates and then gives final passage to a bill that allows concealed carry of deadly weapons without a permit. The School Safety and Resiliency Act heads to Gov. Bevin's desk. Three abortion measures advance through the legislature, as does a bill to have schools display the national motto. Activists rally for a statewide fairness law.

Legislative Update: Feb. 28, 2019

Legislative Update

Legislative Update: Feb. 28, 2019

The Senate gives final passage to a school safety bill and approves a pro-life measure as well as a bill to change court venues in cases against a state government entity. Amid teacher protests, a House panel advances legislation to change the make-up of the KTRS board. The House considers kindergarten truancy and steps to improve math and reading instruction.

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Kentucky Youth and E-Cigarettes: What You Should Know

Smoking and Health

Kentucky Youth and E-Cigarettes: What You Should Know

Use of e-cigarettes among teens has skyrocketed, alarming health advocates, parents, medical professionals and educators across the state and the nation. To address this growing crisis, public health experts in Kentucky recently held a conference to discuss the latest research on e-cigarette use, the dangers it presents to teens, and how to prevent another generation from becoming to addicted to nicotine. This article presents five key takeaways from the conference and is part of KET's Smoking and Health initiative.

Right to Fail

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Right to Fail

Thousands of New Yorkers with severe mental illnesses won the chance to live independently in supported housing, following a 2014 federal court order. FRONTLINE and ProPublica investigate what’s happened to people moved from adult homes into apartments and find more than two dozen cases in which the system failed, sometimes with deadly consequences.

Legislative Update: Feb. 27, 2019

Legislative Update

Legislative Update: Feb. 27, 2019

The House passes bills on school safety, displaying the national motto in Kentucky schools, and state universities seeking to leave KERS. A House panel considers concealed carry without a permit, while Senate committees hear about fetal heartbeat abortions, a foster child bill of rights, and e-cigarettes. The Senate passes a felony expungement measure.