This week in Kentucky politics…
By the end of the week, Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell told CNN that he was encouraging GOP leaders to work with Democrats on a “bipartisan solution” to gun violence.
But the pattern of events feels similar to 2019, when McConnell hinted at a compromise on a so-called “red flag” law and expanded background checks in the wake of massacres in Dayton and El Paso, but ultimately energy fizzled a few weeks later.
Kentucky Public Radio’s Ryland Barton and Divya Karthikeyan have this week’s 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.