The Kentucky General Assembly was back in session this week and for the first time, Republicans were in charge of the House, Senate and the governor’s office.
The party rushed to approve policies long blocked by Democrats in the legislature, including substantial bills dealing with abortion, labor unions and the University of Louisville’s governance.
Here’s a rundown of the week’s events on this edition of Kentucky Politics Distilled.
- Bill Would Ban Abortions After 20 Weeks Of Pregnancy
- GOP Lawmakers Advance ‘Right-To-Work’ Bill In Kentucky
- Lawmakers Still Crafting Bill To Codify Bevin’s U of L Overhaul
- Kentucky Lawmakers Advance Measures To Limit Abortions
- GOP Passes Anti-Abortion, ‘Right-To-Work’ Bills In Flurry Of Votes
- What Would Killing The Prevailing Wage Mean For Louisville?
- Here’s What You Need To Know About ‘Right-To-Work’ In Kentucky
- U of L Board ‘Fix’ Headed For Passage On Saturday
(Caption: Kentucky’s new Republican leadership celebrating their Election Day victory last year, via J. Tyler Franklin/WFPL News)