Episode 13

ITC discusses with Speaker Osborne the challenges of managing the Kentucky House. Will the Republican majority in Kentucky become a more effective majority? Does the speaker agree with the governor’s veto of quasi relief? Will there be structural changes to Kentucky’s pensions? All of this and more on episode 13.

Episode 12

Thanks to @jessicacasebolt for joining this week on Inside the Circus. Great show coming tomorrow. Thanks for sharing your insight on the @barrforcongress campaign and KY politics.

Episode 11

This week we were joined by Amy Wickliffe from McCarthy Strategic Solutions to discuss the legislative process from the perspective of a lobbyist.

Episode 10

Representative Jason Nemes tells us how he became the advocate for medical marijuana in Kentucky, and details of his bill. Does medical marijuana legalization lead to recreational? What are the Tax consequences? What does law enforcement say? Why didn’t his bill get a vote? Also, Governor Bevin’s huge economic development announcement. All of this and more this episode of Inside the Circus.

Episode 9

Episode 9: Joe, Jim, and our guest Kentucky Senate Majority Floor Leader Damon Thayer discuss some hot topics. Are there any surprises to come before the 2019 session closes? Does the explosive growth of the Republican Party have a negative side? Will there be more attempts at pension reform in the future? All of this and more in episode 9 of Inside the Circus.

Episode 8

Protest, Process, and Pensions – An episode discussing education bills and their consequences in Kentucky. We also discuss the challenges facing quasi-government agencies, tax reform, and contested election legislation. Plus the debut of our new segment “A world gone mad.”

Episode 7

Join us for an exclusive interview with Lt. Governor Candidate/Senator/Doctor Ralph Alvarado!

Episode 6

Analyzing calls for a positive democratic primary for governor and the path forward for Rocky Adkins. Is there a revenue problem or a spending problem with Kentucky’s Transportation Cabinet? Kentuckian Kelly Craft is nominated for Ambassador to the UN. Should John Wayne airport re-named? Warren Buffet’s warnings about doing business in States with pension problems. Politicians who are Pro-Life until they have to vote to prove it. Are workforce training and welfare changes coming in Kentucky? Tune in for our analysis on these and more.

Episode 5

In this rapid-fire episode we discuss the sad trend of putting politics before policy, the concealed carry bill and second amendment rights restoration of felony voting rights, tip our glasses to out of state wine shipments, the Pandoras Box of opening up the budget in a short session, the Democratic Party’s embrace of socialism, and some interesting position discrepancies between some gubernatorial candidates and their running mates.

Episode 4

On Episode 4 we discuss Kentucky’s infrastructure report, the implications from the House District 13 committee election and the results from that, bills that we think are really important that have been introduced, and how Kentucky cities are upside down due to the current pension crisis.