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Progress Kentucky works to educate and engage voters across our commonwealth in order to advance a progressive political agenda at the state and national level.

The money primary w/Tom Loftus

The money primary w/Tom Loftus

This week, we do an update on political spending for the primary, have a conversation about education spending, then take a look at the big donors with reporter and Journalism Hall of Fame member, Tom Loftus. We finish by urging EVERYONE to vote on Frankfort's worst law of the 2024 session.

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The 10 WORST BILLS of the KY General Assembly

The 10 WORST BILLS of the KY General Assembly

We’ve got the deep dive into our list of the very worst bills of the legislature, which we’re going to let YOU VOTE to pick the actual worst legislation of the session, then we close with our Earth Week call to action.

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Uncivil Unrest at the Ethics Commission

Uncivil Unrest at the Ethics Commission

We cover The Lege, with a dramatic reenactment of some uncivil treatment of a civil servant by the “my way or the highway” GOP supermajority. Also, a new effort to ban drag shows; a baseless effort to force a Dem off the ballot – then we close with a double-duty call to action!

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Andy says VETO, General Assembly says HELL NO

Andy says VETO, General Assembly says HELL NO

This week we start the episode with some (un)surprising news out of DC. Then, the Kentucky legislature, where they just wrapped up day 45 of the 60-day session. Finally, a great returning guest, Jamie Lucke, the editor of the Kentucky Lantern,

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Will KYGA24 get some “gunsense”?

Will KYGA24 get some “gunsense”?

Kimberly, Doug, & Nate break down the news of the worthless and weak in Frankfort, then chat with Cathy Hobart Spicer to discuss the prospects for any sensible gun measures in this session.

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The KY GOP’s Dr. MLK Hypocrisy

The KY GOP’s Dr. MLK Hypocrisy

We break down two horrible bills being advanced by the GOP supermajority - criminalizing homelessness and rejecting anti-racism efforts - and then reality check some GOP hypocrisy on MLK day. Then, an interview with Rep. Cherlynn Stevenson, who shares her priorities and looming fights in Frankfort.

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KY GOP: The Party of NO

KY GOP: The Party of NO

oug, Kimberly and Chris share the news of the weak coming out of #KYGA24 as it moves to end diversity and inclusion education, while recasting Jan. 6th insurrectionists as innocent bystanders. Then we check in with Kesley Coots about the ACLU’s Reproductive Freedom Campaign.

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Aaaand They’re Off!

Aaaand They’re Off!

Aaron, Kimberly and Doug share a few new year's resolutions, and dive into a legislative advocacy preview, including the Kentucky Together effort for a compassionate state budget, a few state house races that still deserve candidates and a political news roundup from Ms. Kimberly.

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