State lawmakers convene in Frankfort today to begin a 60-day haul of debating, considering and possibly enacting legislation.
They’ll do so under the close watch of a new governor — Matt Bevin, only the second Republican to hold the office in more than four decades — and a public curious to know whether the conservative policies that are trending throughout the South will soon arrive in Kentucky.
In the spirit of public involvement, then, we offer a couple ways to get caught up. If you’ve got three minutes, give this conversation between Kentucky Public Radio Capitol Bureau Chief Ryland Barton and WFPL’s Stephen George — in which they look ahead to the session — a listen:
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If you’d rather take a deeper dive into the issues facing legislators as they gather, here are 11 stories that’ll get you up to speed: