This week in Kentucky politics: the lawsuit over the new pension law was argued in court; Kentucky’s new commissioner of education laid out his priorities, which include helping charter schools open up and taking over Louisville’s public school system; and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell continued to express concern about President Trump’s tariffs leading to a full-blown trade war.

Listen to this week’s edition of Kentucky Politics Distilled in the player above.

Related Stories:

Judge Questions Ky. Legislature’s Speedy Passage Of New Pension Law

Bevin Lashes Out At Judge Hearing Pension Bill Lawsuit

Ky. Education Commissioner Lays Out Priorities For Charters, JCPS Takeover

A Curious Louisville News Special: Your Questions About The JCPS Audit

McConnell Warns That Trump’s Tariffs Could Hurt Kentucky

Trump Tariffs Hold Promise, Peril For Ohio Valley Industries

Ryland Barton is the Capitol bureau chief for Kentucky Public Radio.