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Byline Today: Kentucky General Assembly Preview, Traffic Fatalities Spike and More


The Kentucky General Assembly faces a session with many issues and not so much money, traffic fatalities spike in Jefferson County, and Mayor Greg Fischer discusses his first three years in office—these stories and more are coming up today on Byline.The Kentucky legislature's 2014 session starts next week. What's been said so far is that the state has more spending priorities than revenue. Kentucky Public Radio's Jonathan Meador will discuss with guest host Gabe Bullard this situation and other matters facing state legislators.Last week, I reported that traffic fatalities spiked 33 percent in Jefferson County in 2013, compared to 2012. That's despite a historic low traffic fatality rate statewide.  In a story today, I breakdown some of the numbers from Jefferson County's 88 traffic deaths.I'll join Gabe to talk about these numbers.Mayor Greg Fischer recently sat down with WFPL's Phillip Bailey about the city's progress in his first three years in office. We'll hear that discussion.Join us for Byline at 1 p.m. today at 89.3 or stream at WFPL.org.

Joseph Lord is the online managing editor for WFPL.