Michon Lindstrom

Michon is a producer for Pure Politics. Michon comes to Kentucky from Springfield, Illinois where she served as the statehouse reporter for the NBC affiliate. During her time in the Land of Lincoln she covered the state’s two year budget impasse and the largest school funding overall in Illinois history. Pure Politics airs weeknights at 7 and 11:30 on Spectrum News. Follow Michon on Twitter at @MichonLindstrom or reach her by email at michon.lindstrom@charter.com

Medical Marijuana legislation introduced in the House

01/11/2018 04:03 PM

FRANKFORT- Representative John Sims, D-Flemingsburg, has filed legislation to make medical marijuana legal in Kentucky. House Bill 166 was unveiled Thursday by Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes, D-Kentucky, and members of the medical marijuana task force. The bill includes proposals from the task force. “What started as a whisper years ago is now a loud chorus. Kentuckians have declared 2018 as the year they expect action on medical marijuana from their legislators,” Grimes said. “Now, with 29 states and... Read more 

Bill protecting animals left in hot cars passes Senate committee

01/11/2018 12:58 PM

FRANKFORT- A measure providing protections for people who break into cars to save animals unanimously cleared a Senate committee Thursday. Senate Bill 8 sponsored by Senator Danny Carroll, R-Paducah, provides civil immunity for damaging a vehicle if done so in ‘good-faith’ to save a dog or cat believed to be in immediate danger of death if not removed. To be eligible for civil immunity under the law, the individual would have to believe the animal is in danger, contact emergency... Read more 

House votes to eliminate committee investigating Hoover

01/10/2018 04:30 PM

FRANKFORT- The Kentucky House of Representatives spent most of day seven focused on whether lawmakers should investigate claims against former Speaker of the House Jeff Hoover, R-Jamestown. Ultimately, the House unanimously voted to eliminate the eight person committee investigating whether charges against Representative Jeff Hoover are valid and warrant a further investigation. Lawmakers expressed concerns with ‘policing themselves’ by having this special committee and spoke of establishing decorum back to the House. Hoover did not vote for the resolution. The investigation... Read more 

Congressman Yarmuth says country moving away from 'demonizing' marijuana

01/09/2018 11:46 AM

Following Attorney General Jeff Session’s announcement that he would be rescinding the Cole memo, which created a passive policy on marijuana laws in states, U.S. Representative John Yarmuth, D-Louisville, says he believes marijuana policy could soon change in the country. Congressman Yarmuth says some in Congress are seeking to reschedule the class of marijuana. Currently, marijuana is identified under DEA as a Schedule I drug, the same classification as heroin, LSD and ecstasy. “Its judged to be the same potency as... Read more 

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