KENTUCKY STATE GOVERNMENT GUIDE

Most people know how the federal government works but how much do you know about how your state government works? Do you know who’s in the cabinet? What powers the governor has? How bills are proposed? We want to show you how government works in Kentucky by answering these and more questions.  

The first step is to understand the three branches of state government.

Kentucky Government 101
How Kentucky's Government Works
IMPORTANT DATES
  • JANUARY 8, 2019: First part of the legislative session begins.
  • FEBRUARY 5, 2019: Second part of the legislative session begins.
  • FEBRUARY 8, 2019: Last day for bill requests.
  • FEBRUARY 15, 2019: Last day for new Senate bills.
  • FEBRUARY 19, 2019: Last day for new House bills.
  • MARCH 29, 2019: Final day of legislative session
  • MAY 21, 2019: Primary election
  • NOVEMBER 5, 2019:  General Election

Kentucky Legislative Calendar

GOVERNMENT WEBSITES

Michon Lindstrom interviews political newsmakers, pundits and consultants from Kentucky and beyond on Spectrum News 1's "Pure Politics" program, every weeknight at 7 p.m. 

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