Ryland Barton

Ryland Barton

Capitol Bureau Chief

Ryland Barton is the Capitol bureau chief for Kentucky Public Radio. He's covered politics and state government for NPR member stations KWBU in Waco and KUT in Austin. He has a bachelor's degree from the University of Chicago and a master's degree in journalism from the University of Texas. He grew up in Lexington.

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Kentucky Lawmakers Still Considering $3.3 Billion Bond For Teacher Pensions
Kentucky Gubernatorial Candidates Make First Joint Public Appearance
Eastern Kentucky Doesn’t Have Enough Lawyers to Handle Social Security Cases
Grimes: Gubernatorial Candidate Curtis Can’t Use E-Signatures For Kentucky Ballot Petition
Kentucky Lawmakers Question More Rigorous GED Test, But Official Says Harder Test Is Needed
‘Secret’ Debate Shows Coal’s Political Sway in Kentucky, Professor Says
What Kentucky’s Next Governor Do With the Minimum Wage Hike For State Employees?
Kentucky Auditor Edelen Holding Stakeholder Meetings on Untested Rape Kits
Why Kentuckians Earned 85 Percent Fewer GED Diplomas This Year Than Two Years Ago
Kentucky House Speaker Stumbo: Name Mountain Parkway After McConnell If He Can Secure Funding
Kentucky Legislative Research Commission to Hire New Director
Kentucky Highways Would Have Lost $291 Million Without the Gas Tax Freeze
Kentucky’s Pension System Can’t ‘Invest Its Way Out’ Of Crisis, Analysts Say