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Kentucky Politics Distilled: Republicans move to tighten public benefits


This week in Kentucky politics…

It's crunch time at the the legislature and lawmakers are quickly advancing bills before the  veto period, which begins in a couple short weeks.

Republicans advanced a bill to tighten rules on welfare benefits like food assistance and Medicaid, despite pleas from advocates.

Sports betting is gaining traction in the General Assembly. A handful of gambling measures passed out of the House this week, but there's less interest in the Senate.

And some lawmakers want to set up a fund to resettle refugees fleeing the war in Ukraine.

WFPL's Jonese Franklin joined Capitol reporter Ryland Barton for this week’s edition of Kentucky Politics Distilled.

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