2018 Kentucky General Assembly

Associated Press

The 2018 Kentucky General Assembly has completed its work.  The question now is what effect will the tumultuous session have on upcoming electoral contests?  WUKY's Alan Lytle talks various scenarios with Laura Cullen Glasscock, editor and publisher of the Frankfort-based Kentucky Gazette.

Kentucky Gov. Bevin Apologizes For Child Sex Abuse Remarks

Apr 15, 2018
AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley

Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin apologized Sunday for saying that children were sexually abused because they were left home alone while teachers rallied to ask lawmakers to override his vetoes.

Kentucky Lawmakers Begin Final Day Of Tumultuous Session

Apr 14, 2018
Josh James / WUKY

Kentucky lawmakers have convened for the final day of a tumultuous legislative session. A day after the GOP-led legislature voted to override Gov. Matt Bevin's vetoes of the main budget bill and a tax measure, lawmakers quickly took up another veto.

Kentucky's House Overrides Governor's Tax Bill Veto

Apr 13, 2018
Josh James / WUKY

Kentucky's House of Representatives has overridden Gov. Matt Bevin's veto of a $480 million tax hike that helps pay for increases in public education spending.

Thousands Of Kentucky Teachers Rally For Education Funding

Apr 13, 2018
AP Photo / Bryan Woolston

Thousands of Kentucky teachers hoisted signs and chanted "we love our children" on Friday as they called on legislators to reject the Republican governor's vetoes and restore increases in education spending.

Amid Teacher Protests Bevin Signs Pension Bill Into Law

Apr 10, 2018
AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley

Defying the vocal objections of teachers, Kentucky's Republican governor signed a bill into law Tuesday that makes changes to the state's troubled public pension systems. Gov. Matt Bevin announced the signing on WHAS-AM. The law preserves most benefits for current and retired teachers but moves new hires into a hybrid plan that puts less risk on the state.

Josh James / WUKY

Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin has vetoed the state budget and a hastily-passed tax overhaul approved by the GOP-led House and Senate – a decision has pit the governor against high-ranking members of his own party.

Josh James / WUKY

We are in the midst of the veto period; that time when the governor looks over bills passed by the General Assembly and decides to either sign them, veto them, or let them become law without his signature.  Late last week WUKY's Alan Lytle spoke with the Kentucky Gazette's Laura Cullen Glasscock about the process and what we might expect to see between now and the final two days of the legislative session.

Bevin Official Says Tax Changes Put Budget Out Of Balance

Apr 7, 2018
Josh James / WUKY

Citing a rushed process through the legislature, Kentucky's budget director said Friday that a recently approved tax hike will lead to a $50 million shortfall over the next two years.

Kentucky Lawmakers Eyeing Sales Tax Increases On Services

Apr 2, 2018
Josh James / WUKY

Days after a surprise pension bill spurred thousands of teachers to march on the state Capitol, Kentucky lawmakers revealed another shock: A $480 million tax hike that would reduce income taxes for many while charging a 6 percent sales tax on things like auto repairs and fitness centers.