National Politics

Yarmuth discusses crafting budget

U.S. Rep. John Yarmuth, a Louisville Democrat and chairman of the House budget committee, shares his thoughts on the priorities and challenges found in creating the next federal budget in an interview at the 2019 Fiscal Summit hosted by the Peter G. Peterson Foundation at the Newseum in Washington D.C….


Databook: Status quo for Ky’s US House

Cook Political Report updated its “U.S. House District Databook,” and barring any major problems, it looks like Kentucky’s congressional delegation will remain in current party control. Cook’s analysis contains a Partisan Voter Index for each congressional district in the nation based on how voters in a district voted for president…


Professor: Democracy is vulnerable

Democracy isn’t a given. Not in any country. So says Harvard University professor Steven Levitsky, who recently discussed the vulnerability of American democracy and his new book, “How Democracies Die,” on “Think,” a radio program produced by KERA-FM in Dallas and distributed by National Public Radio.   Is American Democracy…


Ep 200 Constitutional Convention, Sports-Betting in Kentucky, nonprofit tax, and more

Show Notes from Episode 200 – Topics covered The future of a constitutional convention and Kentucky’s role… Putting someone on the Supreme Court… How sports-betting ruling will affect Kentucky… The General Assembly looks at the nonprofit tax issue… 2019 gets started before 2018 is over… GET YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWERS: Leo@KentuckyGazette.com…