This week in Kentucky politics, the House of Representatives finally presented its version of the state budget, restoring some spending cuts proposed by Gov. Matt Bevin.

The Kentucky Senate is considering a bill that would let some people clear felonies from their records.

And the Senate approved a measure that would allow business owners to deny services based on their religious beliefs.

All that and more during this week’s edition of Kentucky Politics Distilled. Click on the player above to listen.

Suggested reading:

Kentucky Senate Committee Approves Bill To Clear Felony Records

Kentucky House Democrats Approve Budget Over GOP Opposition

Bill To Restore Some Ex-Felons’ Voting Rights Advances

Gynnya McMillen Died Of Medical Condition In Juvenile Detention Center, State Says

‘Protected Rights’ for Business Debated in Ky Senate

Bill To End Mine Inspections Passes Kentucky Senate


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.