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 Want to Know: How Expensive Is the Death Penalty?
Kentucky Lawmakers Respond To Audit of Legislative Research Commission
Matt Bevin is Running for Kentucky Governor
Kentucky Legislative Research Commission Audit Says Little About Sexual Harassment
John Arnold Accuser Alleges Retaliation in Firing From Kentucky Statehouse Job
Bill Clinton, Joe Biden To Attend Wendell Ford Funeral In Owensboro
Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes is Running For Re-Election
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Kentucky Governor Candidates: State Has Transparency, Corruption Issues
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Stumbo Will Ask For the Release of the Kentucky Legislative Research Commission Audit
Wendell Ford, Politician Who ‘Shaped the History’ of Kentucky, Dies at 90
Elaine Chao Leaves Bloomberg Philanthropies Amid Clean Energy Push