BIPPS on KET’s ‘Ky Tonight’: Should Kentucky pass a statewide smoking ban?

(LEXINGTON, Ky.) — Should government force restaurant and bar owners to ban smoking in their privately owned establishments? Should the Legislature be allowed to trump local smoking policies? Should constitutional principles surrender to the Nanny State? These questions will be debated Monday night on Kentucky Educational Television’s “Kentucky Tonight,” an award-winning statewide public affairs program hosted by…

Will Kentucky settle for uneven opportunities in science for its children?

On September 11, 2013 the Kentucky Legislature’s Administrative Regulations Review Subcommittee considers a regulation that makes the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) the only set of science standards for every public school in Kentucky. This vote on regulation 704 KAR 3:303 is crucial. A favorable decision on NextGen Science will likely doom thousands of Kentucky’s…