By John Gregory, KET
When lawmakers convene in Frankfort for the 2018 General Assembly session, their debates will be dominated by pension reform and a new state budget.
But the commonwealth also faces a range of important health issues that could come up during the 60-day legislative session that starts Jan. 2. How does the state continue to battle the epidemic of drug addiction? Should marijuana use be legalized and tobacco use be restricted? And can officials find the money to support children in foster care as well as those who depend on Medicaid?
KET’s “Kentucky Tonight” convened a panel of legislators to discuss those issues. The guests were Sen. Julie Raque Adams (R-Louisville), chair of the Senate Health and Welfare Committee; Rep. Addia Wuchner (R-Burlington), chair of the House Health and Family Services Committee; Rep. Chris Harris (D-Forest Hills); and Rep. Angie Hatton (D-Whitesburg). To see the program, please click here.