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The flurry of bills passed in the final hours of the Kentucky General Assembly’s 2013 session, Louisville’s final sustainability plan is released and a state agency sanctions 17 Louisville day cares after a fraud investigation—these issues and more today on Byline.

Kentucky lawmakers worked to the final hour of the 2013 legislative session and passed several bills, including moves addressing the state’s underfunded pension system, a hemp bill and an override of Gov. Steve Beshear’s veto on the “religious freedom” bill.

Kentucky Public Radio’s Kenny Colston will discuss the session and join WFPL’s Phillip M. Bailey to discuss what comes next now that actress Ashley Judd’s has decided against running U.S. Senate in 2014.

Also, WFPL’s Devin Katayama and Bailey will discuss a move by five of Louisville Metro Councilwoman Barbara Shanklin’s colleagues to remove her from office.

Mayor Greg Fischer unveiled the final draft of Louisville’s sustainability plan that’s more ambitious than earlier drafts. WFPL’s Erica Peterson will discuss.

A state agency has notified 17 Louisville day cares that their licenses will be revoked. I’ll discuss my recent stories on the possible closures.

An ACLU-KY representative will discuss the U.S. Supreme Court oral arguments on the Defense of Marriage Act. WFPL’s Erin Keane will talk with Motherlodge organizer Ray Rizzo.

Join us for these stories and more at 1 p.m. today at 89.3 or streaming at WFPL.org.