This week in Kentucky politics, lawmakers retreated behind closed doors to begin hammering out a compromise on the state budget for the next two years; a bill that would shield personal cell phones and computers from records requests drew fire from open government advocates; and a common type of abortion would be banned under a bill that is nearing final passage out of the legislature.

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

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Ban On A Common Abortion Procedure Nears Final Passage In Kentucky

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Kentucky Senate Budget Keeps Most Of Bevin’s Cuts, No New Revenue

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