My Old Kentucky Podcast

Rep. Derrick Graham Interview & Andy Beshear’s First Week

December 12, 2019

This week we interviewed Rep. Derrick Graham, the House Democratic Caucus Chair.  He represents Frankfort in the House. We talked about why he got into politics originally, what it's like serving in leadership, his bill to change the income tax in Kentucky, and what it's like serving as the only current African American in leadership.

During the first half of the show, Jazmin and Robert talked through the very busy first week of the Andy Beshear administration.  In addition to naming plenty of new folks as part of the cabinet, Andy Beshear removed the entire Board of Education and replaced them with a new board who summarily saw the resignation of education commissioner Wayne Lewis.  Also discussed in this episode are the situation with Passport and the Medicaid system, and SNAP cuts and their impact on Kentuckians.