Republican and Democratic Party spokesmen debate pensions, tax reform and politics ahead of the session

12/19/2017 05:22 PM

Brad Bowman, the spokesperson for the Kentucky Democratic Party, and Tres Watson, the spokesperson for the Republican Party of Kentucky, took a deep dive with Pure Politics on a slew of policy and political points ahead of the legislative session.

The interview with Bowman and Watson was taped on Dec. 13, the morning before Rep. Dan Johnson, R-Mt. Washington, took his own life amid allegations of molestation.

The spokesman touch on pension reform, tax reform, and other revenue generating options as well as what to look for in the 2018 state House races, and how allegations of sexual misconduct will be used in the electoral process.

Watch the full interview in the clip below.

Nick Storm

Nick Storm is the Anchor and Managing Editor of Pure Politics available exclusively on Spectrum News. Pure Politics is the only nightly program dedicated to Kentucky politics. Nick covers all of the political heavyweights and his investigative work brings to light issues that might otherwise go unnoticed, like his coverage of the backlog of DNA rape kits waiting to be tested in Kentucky. Nick is also working on a feature length bio documentary Outlaw Poet: A documentary on Ron Whitehead. Pure Politics airs weeknight at 7 and 11:30 on Spectrum News. Follow Nick on Twitter @NStorm_Politics. Nick can be reached at 502-792-1107 or


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