This week, Kentucky was on the national stage as former Gov. Steve Beshear gave the Democrats’ response to President Trump’s first congressional address. And Gov. Matt Bevin went to the White House to give his assessment of the Affordable Care Act.

Plus, as the legislative session winds down, the General Assembly finally advanced a charter schools bill.

Capitol reporter Ryland Barton has this week’s edition of Kentucky Politics Distilled.

There’s more on the 2017 session here.

Ryland Barton is the Managing Editor for Collaboratives.