Video Forward Five for 2/20/18 – five Kentucky politics stories you need to know today: Bullitt County special election is today; Bevin sues to bring Medicaid lawsuit back to KY; AG Beshear sues drug company for flooding KY with opioids; Repubs vote to cut workers' comp; Fischer leading recipient of SCALA donations
The video Forward Five for Monday, 2/19/18: Bill to cut unemployment benefits; Optometrists push bill to outlaw online eye exams; Bill to move Medicaid pharmacy benefits back under state control; Bill to limit special taxing districts; And our first video editorial, on Republicans and guns
In this video editorial, publisher Bruce Maples shows how Republican lawmakers are owned by the gun lobby, which keeps us from dealing with the flood of guns contributing to the gun violence problem in the U.S. It's time to say "Enough."
The video version of the Forward Five for 2/16/18: Bevin on culture causing mass shootings; our response on why he's wrong; gun bills to expand gun access in schools; AG Beshear limited by House; Linda Belcher leads in fund-raising. Plus two new commentaries, and Funding February.
Included in this video: – Pension bill delayed till next week – New death penalty rules proposed – Medicaid waiver costs more to cover fewer – Liquor dealers win first round with Bevin administration – Glisson doesn't tell UofL she's running for office, after signing contract for $200,000 teaching job
The video version of the Forward Five for 2/14/18: pension bill coming soon, rally in Louisville against "secret societies" and for democracy, charter schools may be delayed, KY to begin paying family members serving as foster parents, and environmental groups challenge pipeline ruling.
The video version of the Forward Five for 2/13/18: net metering bill passes, pension letter doesn't move House members, Bevin says company shouldn't be forced to make gay pride teeshirts, Repub candidate is a no-show, and we need a good gas tax solution.
So, we decided to try an experiment – we're doing a video version of the Forward Five email. The Forward Five is our M-F email blast that contains "five things you need to know today" – news stories, pending legislation, action items, and so on. We decided to try it as a video; let us know what you think!
This week, we talk with Mary Nishimuta of KDP, and political activists Anna Whites and Sellus Wilder, about recruiting candidates. We also speak with Cathy Carter and Tina Bojanowski, on why THEY decided to run. And finally, Bruce Maples has a few thoughts on how this all happened, and the principal it revealed.
In this week's show, Al Cross helps us understand the Medicaid lawsuit, and John Yarmuth explains why Republicans are so reluctant to do anything about the Dreamers. Finally, we look at the filings for the 2018 election and ask: Where are the Dems?
In this excerpt from the 1/19/18 show, we jump to the State of Kentucky editorial, where Bruce Maples, publisher of Forward Kentucky, shares his thoughts on the Bevin budget and the Medicaid waiver, and challenges the Governor and Republicans to be "doers of the word."
In this excerpt from the 1/19/18 "State of Kentucky" show, we jump to the spot where Emily Beauregard, director of Kentucky Voices for Health, shares her thoughts on the Bevin Medicaid waiver, and how it could be a disaster for hundreds of thousands of Kentuckians.
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