This week in state politics, teachers descended on Frankfort again to protest a handful of education and pension-related bills. And for the first time in state history, a medical marijuana bill got a vote. Time is running out on this year’s legislative session.

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