The General Assembly wrapped up this year’s legislative session last week with a flurry of activity, overriding vetoes, passing last-minute bills and saying goodbye to retiring lawmakers.

The Republican-led legislature easily rejected nearly all of Democratic Gov. Andy Beshear’s vetoes of legislation, from an omnibus anti-abortion bill to sweeping changes for Kentucky’s education system. The only vetoes that legislators sustained were some “technical” corrections to the state budget bill.

In total, lawmakers filled 1,165 bills this session, but many didn’t make it across the finish line, including medical cannabis, sports betting and a ban on LGBTQ conversion therapy.

WFPL’s Bec Feldhaus Adams joined Capitol reporter Ryland Barton for the latest edition of Kentucky Politics Distilled.


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

Follow:
Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | NPR | Spotify | Stitcher | RadioPublic

Support KPD


Ryland Barton is the Managing Editor for Collaboratives.