Hill Town Hall Meeting on Health Care Civil

Congressman Baron Hill of Indiana’s ninth district held his first town hall meeting on proposed health care overhaul legislation last night in New Albany. WFPL’s Elizabeth Kramer has more. Nearly 600 people came to the Indiana University Southeast campus to hear from and ask questions of Hill. The overflow crowd included 200 people in an […]

House Bill on Education Concerns Arts Advocates

The Kentucky House of Representatives will consider a bill this week to revamp the state’s student testing system. Some say it could weaken arts and humanities instruction. WFPL’s Elizabeth Kramer has more. House Bill 508 is a response to Senate Bill 1. Both would overhaul testing in public schools to improve school, student and teacher […]

Secretary of State Begins New Email, RSS Service

Near real-time email notifications are now available for those tracking legislation the Governor has signed or vetoed in Kentucky. The Secretary of State’s Office has started an email and RSS service. Spokesperson Les Fugate says it works quickly. “The Governor will either sign legislation or veto it, it will come down to our office, we […]

Stumbo Files Video Lottery Terminals Legislation

From Kentucky Public Radio’s Tony McVeigh As promised, Kentucky House Speaker Greg Stumbo has filed legislation calling for video lottery terminals at the state’s horse tracks. The Kentucky Lottery would license and oversee the gambling devices. Stumbo says VLT proceeds would be used to support primary education throughout the commonwealth and reduce taxes. “I think […]

KY Lawmakers Propose Efficiency Measure

From Kentucky Public Radio’s Tony McVeigh Some reform-minded legislators in Frankfort are seeking rules changes designed to make the Kentucky House of Representatives more efficient. On April 15th, when time ran out on the 2008 legislative session, the clock in the House was stopped and work continued past midnight. The governor’s road plan was among […]

Bill Filed Giving Rights to High School Journalists

Legislators have already begun filing bills for the next legislative session that starts in January. One measure concerns press rights for high school journalists. WFPL’s Elizabeth Kramer reports. Just after finishing his freshman year studying journalism at Western Kentucky University, Josh Moore met with his State Representative, Brent Yonts. Moore told Yonts he wanted state […]

Obama’s Victory Means High Expectations for Arts

During the primary campaign, some journalists reported on what the candidates were proposing for the arts. Early on, arts leaders and enthusiasts buzzed about how Mike Huckabee, the former Arkansas governor and Republican candidate. (During his tenure, Huckabee supported arts education, including music and art instruction by certified teachers in elementary school.) Senators Barack Obama […]