Lawmakers React to Obama’s Jobs Plan

President Obama is proposing an ambitious, nearly $450 billion jobs plan to Congress — a key feature of which is a 2012 cut in payroll taxes. Thursday night, he presented the plan to a joint session of Congress. James Carroll, from the Courier-Journal’s Washington Bureau, joined us on Friday’s State of the News to explain […]

Councilwoman Judy Green’s Resignation: State of the News

Friday morning, Sept. 9, brought the news that embattled Metro Councilwoman Judy Green had tendered her resignation, following nearly a year of headlines involving two ethics hearings.  WFPL’s Phillip M. Bailey and Devin Katayama thoroughly discussed the situation on State of the News, examining the implications and some possible scenarios for the future.

Councilwoman Green Resigns, Lawmakers and Locals React to President Obama’s Job Speech: Today on State of the News

Segment A: We’ll take a look at what happened in Metro Louisville this week, including this morning’s news that Councilwoman Judy Green has resigned. Segment B: President Barack Obama announced his job creation plan last night. The Courier-Journal’s Jim Carroll will join us to talk about lawmakers’ reactions and its chances of passing, then we’ll […]

Kentucky Painter Admits Claiming Another’s Work: State of the News

In LEO Weekly’s cover story this week, Cary Stemle looks at a case in which a Kentucky painter signed his own name to someone else’s artwork and displayed it for sale in a Louisville gallery. Stemle Joined us on Friday’s State of the News to talk about how the work’s original creator discovered the fraud, […]

Redrawing Louisville’s Districts: State of the News

Redistricting is underway in Louisville, but not everyone has seen drafts of the proposed changes. As WFPL’s Devin Katayama explained Friday on State of the News, one proposed change would lead to a dramatic drop in the African-American population of District 1, represented by Councilwoman Judy Green. Council members have informally agreed to wait until […]

State of the News 9/2/11 [Full Audio]

The WFPL News Team settled in today to dissect the top stories of the week, including Gabe Bullard with the latest on the proposed University of Louisville/CHI hospital merger, which would have certain procedures taking place out at Baptist Hospital East.  Phillip Bailey brought us up to date on Councilwoman Judy Green, who is being […]

Today on State of the News

Segment A: The WFPL news staff has analysis of the stories they covered this week – including Erica Peterson on today’s breaking news that the Obama Administration has announced that it’s withdrawing a proposal to strengthen the nation’s ozone standard. Segment B: WFPL’s Phillip M. Bailey and the Counrier-Journal’s Joe Gerth take a look at […]