My Old Kentucky Podcast
One Year Budget, Legislative Update, Ongoing COVID-19 Response, and Interview with Col. Pamela Stevenson

One Year Budget, Legislative Update, Ongoing COVID-19 Response, and Interview with Col. Pamela Stevenson

April 1, 2020

This week Robert and Jazmin discuss the legislature's move to pass a one-year budget instead of the normal biennium budget, summarize the ten bills passed by the legislature last week, and talk through Gov. Beshear's ongoing response to COVID-19.

Joining MOKP for the second half of the show is Col. Pamela Stevenson, a Democratic candidate for the 43rd House District in Louisville (the seat currently occupied by Rep. Charles Booker).  She talked about why she decided to run this year, how she would go about working with the House, and a really neat metaphor about diversity and ice cream.

Andy Beshear and COVID, Legislative Updates, and Senate Budget, plus Corey Nichols Interview

Andy Beshear and COVID, Legislative Updates, and Senate Budget, plus Corey Nichols Interview

March 25, 2020

This week Jazmin and Robert talked about Andy Beshear's continuing response to the COVID-19 outbreak, including a huge meme group that has popped up to support him.  Also discussed were the bills being advanced by the legislature in the midst of the outbreak, and a discussion of the Senate budget, which was passed last Thursday.

We had a guest this week!  Corey Nichols, a Democratic candidate in House District 45 in Lexington, joined us to talk about campaigning in the era of coronavirus, his reasons for running, his faith's impact on his candidacy, and what issues he would champion in the legislature.

Coronavirus and Kentucky

Coronavirus and Kentucky

March 18, 2020

Jazmin and Robert practice social distancing by recording from their individual homes while discussing Kentucky's response to coronavirus and it's impact on elections and the legislature.

House GOP Passes Budget, HB 475 Failure Fallout, and COVID-19 Response

House GOP Passes Budget, HB 475 Failure Fallout, and COVID-19 Response

March 11, 2020

This week, E.A. Duncan joins Robert to talk through some major issues in a huge week for news.  The House GOP proposed a budget and passed it -- we talked through some of the major differences between the House and Executive budget.  After the budget passed, Democrats stopped HB 475, the sales tax bill discussed on the show last week.  E.A. and Robert talked about why that occurred and what might happen because of the actions taken by Democrats.  Finally, the group discussed Andy Beshear's response to COVID-19, which has received high marks.

School Choice Movement, Local Sales Taxes, Democratic Presidential Primary, and Lamar Allen Interview

School Choice Movement, Local Sales Taxes, Democratic Presidential Primary, and Lamar Allen Interview

March 3, 2020

Discussion this week include the some bills which the Trump administration think Kentucky should pass about school choice, potential additional revenue options for local governments, and Jazmin and Robert's opinions about how the Democratic Presidential Primary might impact Kentucky.

We interviewed Lamar Allen, a Democratic candidate in the 56th District.  He talked to us about running for office with a three year old child, issues he is passionate about, and his thoughts about African American candidates in Kentucky.

Medical Marijuana Vote, SB 8 Signed, and Bob Gibson Interview

Medical Marijuana Vote, SB 8 Signed, and Bob Gibson Interview

February 26, 2020

This week, Robert and Jazmin discussed the passage of a medical marijuana bill by the Kentucky House, Andy Beshear signing SB 8 (the school safety law), McClatchy's bankruptcy, and several bills about social issues.

Bob Gibson, a Democratic candidate for State House in Versailles, joined us for an interview.  He spoke about his background in education, what he's learned on the campaign trail so far, and what he hopes to accomplish in Frankfort.

Kentucky Wired Economics, Vape Taxes, School Performance Metrics, and Suzanne Kugler Interview

Kentucky Wired Economics, Vape Taxes, School Performance Metrics, and Suzanne Kugler Interview

February 19, 2020

Robert and Jazmin talked about several bills this week, including legislation regarding Kentucky Wired, creating a taxing and regulation scheme around vaping, school performance metrics, and a game of "big deal/small deal."

The interview this week is with Suzanne Kugler, a Democrat running for Kentucky House in southeast Louisville. She talked about running for office in the Louisville suburbs, her support for a minimum wage increase, and why she decided to run for office.

Automatic Transfers, Fund Transfers, & Other Bills Plus Mike Eaves Interview

Automatic Transfers, Fund Transfers, & Other Bills Plus Mike Eaves Interview

February 12, 2020

This week, Robert and Jazmin talked about several bills, including addressing the automatic transfer of juveniles to circuit court, banning corporal punishment, and significant changes to SBDM councils.  Robert also talked about the use of fund transfers to balance the budget, and Andy Beshear taking a stand against Jonathan Hurst.

Also in this episode is an interview of Mike Eaves, candidate for Kentucky House in the 81st District in Richmond.  He talked about why he's running, what he hopes to accomplish in Frankfort, and which legislators he thinks are doing a good job.

HB 1, Bouchard Out At Braidy, and Margaret Plattner Interview

HB 1, Bouchard Out At Braidy, and Margaret Plattner Interview

February 5, 2020

Robert was joined by Elizabeth Ann Duncan this week to talk about House Bill 1, which has been revealed.  It's about public assistance, and it's very complicated! The pair also discussed Craig Bouchard's ouster at Braidy Industries and a Herald-Leader article about pension relief for quasi-governmental agencies.

Margaret Plattner joined Robert for the interview portion.  She is running in House District 33 in northeastern Louisville and Oldham County.  She talked to us about why she's running, how she's running, and what she hopes to do if she's elected to serve in Frankfort.

Budget Address and Legislative Update with Cassie Chambers Armstrong

Budget Address and Legislative Update with Cassie Chambers Armstrong

January 30, 2020

Robert is gone this week, so Cassie Chambers Armstrong, author of the new book Hill Women and candidate for Metro Council in Louisville, joins Jazmin as the pair discuss Governor Beshear's budget address and an update to the legislative session.