Kentucky Politics Distilled

This week in Kentucky politics, Republican legislators criticized Gov. Andy Beshear for not condemning racial justice protests in Louisville. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell doubled down on his “law and order” strategy, publicizing his endorsement by the Fraternal Order of Police.

And it’s Derby week, but crowds will be at Churchill Downs — at least not on the inside.

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Kentucky Politics Distilled is our weekly rundown of the big news — and sometimes the odd news — happening in the state Capitol.

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