Kentucky Tonight

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Unrest in countries around the world makes national as well as international headlines.  One Kentucky lawmaker believes those events have taken some of the focus away from pressing domestic issues.  

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The federal stimulus package remains a debated item among policy analysts with varying political perspectives.  The subject came up during K-E-T’s Kentucky Tonight Monday.  Jason Bailey with the Kentucky Center for Economic Policy says without the recovery act, the nation would still be in full recession.  He admits there’s still room for economic growth.  “But the reason it’s not growing fast enough,” Bailey says, “is there’s not enough demand.  It’s not about business confidence, it’s about consumer demand.  And there’s not enough consumer demand because there are l too many Americans tha

NPR reports around 2 million people in the US are without power, while heat waves still blanket much of the country. 

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The recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling on immigration has officials in many states mulling over its impact. The matter was the topic of discussion this week on KET’s Kentucky Tonight. 

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The U.S. Supreme Court is expected to rule on federal issues of health care and immigration before it completes its term this summer.  A health care ruling is expected soon.  

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The head of the Family Foundation of Kentucky says re-defining marriage in the United States would be a ‘tragedy.’  Kent Ostrander joined a discussion on gay marriage on KET’s Kentucky Tonight. He says he believes society benefits from traditional marriages.

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A Lexington state representative with a history of tax reform interest says the current panel studying the issue is quite different in its makeup.  

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The entire GOP field in Kentucky’s fourth district congressional race had their say on KET last night.  Lewis County Judge Executive Thomas Massie is considered one of the front runners in the seven person Republican primary. He commented on the use of private sector knowledge in Washington on KET’s Kentucky Tonight.