GOP race for governor gets a little more crowded – 89.3 WFPL News Louisville


This week in Kentucky politics…

“Liberty” lawmaker Savannah Maddox is joining the crowded GOP race for governor. Maddox is taking no shots at his fellow Republican candidates and wants to stand out, vowing to end “the woke and progressive ideology that has infiltrated the Commonwealth”.

Kentucky Education Commissioner Jason Glass said nearly three-quarters of teachers in the state are at risk of leaving the profession. Solutions on the table include higher pay and increased recruitment efforts, but the political discourse around schools and teachers could be more of a deterrent.

In addition, the governor and Republican lawmakers held dueling press conferences calling on the federal government to drop the reformulated Louisville-area gas rule. If approved, gas could be 20 to 30 cents cheaper in Jefferson County and parts of Oldham and Bullitt counties.

Kentucky Public Radio’s Ryland Barton and Divya Karthikeyan have this week’s edition of Kentucky Politics Distilled.


Kentucky Politics Distilled is our weekly roundup of big news — and sometimes weird news — happening in the state capitol.

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Kentucky Politics Distilled is our weekly roundup of big news — and sometimes weird news — happening in the state capitol.

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Divya is WFPL’s capitol reporter.

Ryland Barton is the editor of Collaboratives.

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