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Kentucky House Minority Floor Leader Joni Jenkins

State Rep. Joni Jenkins, a Democrat from Shively, was selected as the House Democratic floor leader in December, making her the first woman to lead a caucus in the Kentucky General Assembly. Renee speaks with her about her new role and legislative priorities for the session.
Season 15 Episode 16 Length 22:01 Premiere: 01/12/20

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Renee Shaw is the Director of Public Affairs and Moderator at KET, currently serving as host of KET’s weeknight public affairs program Kentucky Edition, the signature public policy discussion series Kentucky Tonight, the weekly interview series Connections, Election coverage and KET Forums.

Since 2001, Renee has been the producing force behind KET’s legislative coverage that has been recognized by the Kentucky Associated Press and the National Educational Telecommunications Association. Under her leadership, KET has expanded its portfolio of public affairs content to include a daily news and information program, Kentucky Supreme Court coverage, townhall-style forums, and multi-platform program initiatives around issues such as opioid addiction and youth mental health.  

Renee has also earned top awards from the Ohio Valley Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS), with three regional Emmy awards. In 2023, she was inducted into the Silver Circle of the NATAS, one of the industry’s highest honors recognizing television professionals with distinguished service in broadcast journalism for 25 years or more.  

Already an inductee into the Kentucky Civil Rights Hall of Fame (2017), Renee expands her hall of fame status with induction into Western Kentucky University’s Hall of Distinguished Alumni in November of 2023.  

In February of 2023, Renee graced the front cover of Kentucky Living magazine with a centerfold story on her 25 years of service at KET and even longer commitment to public media journalism. 

In addition to honors from various educational, civic, and community organizations, Renee has earned top honors from the Associated Press and has twice been recognized by Mental Health America for her years-long dedication to examining issues of mental health and opioid addiction.  

In 2022, she was honored with Women Leading Kentucky’s Governor Martha Layne Collins Leadership Award recognizing her trailblazing path and inspiring dedication to elevating important issues across Kentucky.   

In 2018, she co-produced and moderated a 6-part series on youth mental health that was awarded first place in educational content by NETA, the National Educational Telecommunications Association. 

She has been honored by the AKA Beta Gamma Omega Chapter with a Coretta Scott King Spirit of Ivy Award; earned the state media award from the Kentucky Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution in 2019; named a Charles W. Anderson Laureate by the Kentucky Personnel Cabinet in 2019 honoring her significant contributions in addressing socio-economic issues; and was recognized as a “Kentucky Trailblazer” by the University of Kentucky Martin School of Public Policy and Administration during the Wendell H. Ford Lecture Series in 2019. That same year, Shaw was named by The Kentucky Gazette’s inaugural recognition of the 50 most notable women in Kentucky politics and government.  

Renee was bestowed the 2021 Berea College Service Award and was named “Unapologetic Woman of the Year” in 2021 by the Community Action Council.   

In 2015, she received the Green Dot Award for her coverage of domestic violence, sexual assault & human trafficking. In 2014, Renee was awarded the Anthony Lewis Media Award from the KY Department of Public Advocacy for her work on criminal justice reform. Two Kentucky governors, Republican Ernie Fletcher and Democrat Andy Beshear, have commissioned Renee as a Kentucky Colonel for noteworthy accomplishments and service to community, state, and nation.  

A former adjunct media writing professor at Georgetown College, Renee traveled to Cambodia in 2003 to help train emerging journalists on reporting on critical health issues as part of an exchange program at Western Kentucky University. And, she has enterprised stories for national media outlets, the PBS NewsHour and Public News Service.  

Shaw is a 2007 graduate of Leadership Kentucky, a board member of CASA of Lexington, and a longtime member of the Frankfort/Lexington Chapter of The Links Incorporated, an international, not-for-profit organization of women of color committed to volunteer service. She has served on the boards of the Kentucky Historical Society, Lexington Minority Business Expo, and the Board of Governors for the Ohio Valley Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. 

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Jefferson County Democrat Joni Jenkins made history when she was elected House Minority Floor Leader in December. That makes her the first female to lead a party caucus in the history of the state legislature. But the diversity in Democratic leadership in the chamber does not stop there: Party members elected Derrick Graham, an African American from Frankfort, to serve as the party's caucus chair, and Angie Hatton of Whitesburg as the new minority whip.

“Our caucus has gotten so much more diverse over the years,” says Jenkins. “We have 18 women in our caucus and, I believe, six people of color, so we look more like Kentucky than we ever have, and that’s a good thing.”

Despite the historic composition of their leadership, Democrats still face a supermajority of Republicans in the House. Jenkins says she prefers to see that not as a challenge but as an opportunity.

“The majority leadership needs our help, they need having our good ideas,” she says. “I feel like they’re going to be open to listening to some of those things.”

Jenkins says she considers House Speaker David Osborne (R-Prospect) a friend. The two Jefferson County representatives have served together in the House for 15 years. (Jenkins started in Frankfort in 1995, Osborne in 2005.) In that spirit of bipartisanship, Jenkins hopes lawmakers can "disagree without being disagreeable."

“When you serve so long, these folks become part of your family,” says the Democrat. “We really are just all people and... we really need to respect each other.”

Education

Like the state's new Democratic governor, Andy Beshear, Jenkins says House Democrats will make public schools their priority.

“If we’re going to move Kentucky forward,” she says, “it starts with education.”

During the interim period, several House Democrats drafted their own education-related bills, including measures to reduce class size and implement universal pre-kindergarten, according to Jenkins.

Gov. Beshear wants to give all public school teachers a $2,000 pay raise. Jenkins supports that idea, but says she's uncertain how to secure the estimated $84 million a year to make that happen.

Republicans tout that under their leadership, the legislature has increased per-pupil funding to a record high of $4,000. But Democrats contend that funding hasn't kept pace with inflation, and that Republicans also cut dollars for textbooks, teacher professional development, student transportation, and other services.

“You can use the numbers any way you want to say we're fully funding, but there's always more need there,” says Jenkins, “to be able to pay teachers what they deserve, and to attract new people into this career path... and to give, in the classroom, the children what they need, whether it’s technology, textbooks, and wrap-around services.”

State Revenues

Jenkins says it's no secret the state doesn't take in enough revenue to cover its obligations. That's why she says it's crucial for lawmakers to consider new sources of funds like proceeds from sports wagering and expanded gaming. (Senate Republican leaders have already said proposals for casinos are "dead on arrival" in the upper chamber.)

She says Democrats are also willing to look at tax reform so long as it doesn't "pick winners and losers" by giving more tax breaks to wealthy individuals and corporations.

“We want business to do well, but I don’t think that we can calculate how well Kentucky is doing by how the wealthiest among us are doing,” says the Democrat.

Politicians, says Jenkins, do their constituents a disservice by talking about taxes as something negative.

“I look taxes as an investment in our communities,” she says, “but I think people need to be very secure and confident that their tax money is fair – that it’s being collected fairly and applied fairly, and that they are afforded services for that – that they see what they’re investing in.”

Other Issues

Jenkins also hopes lawmakers will do more to alleviate the opioid addiction crisis and to further reform the criminal justice system. She says it makes no sense to charge local governments to hold low-level, non-violent suspects because they can't afford to pay their bail.

“We incarcerate a whole lot of folks in the state of Kentucky [and] a whole lot of women,” says Jenkins. “I'm looking forward to seeing bipartisan work on that.”

The Democrat contends there are smarter ways to hold people accountable for crimes and keep communities safe. She also says the state could save money and lives by intervening sooner in situations involving addiction, mental illness, and intimate partner violence.

In 2017 and 2018 Jenkins worked with House Speaker Pro Tem David Meade (R-Stanford) and a bipartisan group of lawmakers to craft a sweeping overhaul of the state's adoption and child welfare systems. House Bill 1 passed the lower chamber on a 94-1 vote, and cleared the Senate, 38-0. Jenkins says that bill provides a model for how lawmakers can work together.

“The best policy does come when you sit around a table with people you don’t agree [with] and you exchange ideas and everybody moves a little bit,” she says.

Despite the reforms of HB 1, some 10,000 Kentucky children remain in state care. Jenkins says it will take years to overcome the far-reaching social ills that drug addiction and poverty have inflicted on families. She says lawmakers must also tread carefully in passing new legislation that may inadvertently impact children. For example, she fears immigration proposals before the 2020 General Assembly could result in more immigrants to be incarcerated. If that occurs, Jenkins wonders what could happen to those children left without a caregiver or breadwinner.

As she starts her 26th year in Frankfort, Jenkins says she still gets excited at the start of each legislative session. She describes as being like the first day of school when you're able to catch up with old friends you haven't seen for a while. As the daughter of two public servants – her father was a mayor of Shively, and her mother worked for Jefferson County government – Jenkins says she also enjoys being able to represent her constituents and lead her caucus.

“You can't walk into that chamber without feeling the history there,” she says, “and the honor and the responsibility that has been afforded to you by your district to come and be their voice there.”

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Diabetes Epidemic - S10 E20

Premiered On: 03/27/2015

Gilbert Friedell, MD, and J. Isaac Joyner, MPH, discuss their book, "The Great Diabetes Epidemic: A Manifesto for Control and Prevention". The book advocates taking a public health approach to addressing diabetes, emphasizes prevention of diabetes-related complications, and encourages more community responsiveness. A 2015 KET Production.

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Elaine Chao - S10 E23

Premiered On: 03/20/2015

Renee sits down with Elaine Chao, former U.S. Labor Secretary and wife of Sen. Mitch McConnell, in an interview filmed in Washington, D.C. A 2015 KET Production.

  • Wednesday March 27, 2024 5:30 am ET on KETKY
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Dorothy Edwards and Diane Fleet - S10 E26

Premiered On: 04/10/2015

Renee's guests are Dorothy Edwards, executive director of Green Dot etc., a violence prevention training program for individuals, schools, and other organizations, and Diane Fleet, assistant director of GreenHouse17. They discuss the training Green Dot is providing to GreenHouse17 and the Bluegrass Rape Crisis Center on domestic violence prevention and intervention techniques. A 2015 KET Production.

  • Thursday March 28, 2024 5:30 am ET on KETKY
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Kendell Nash - ECHO - S10 E27

Premiered On: 04/17/2015

Kendell Nash, executive director of ECHO (Exploited Children's Help Organization), joins Renee to discuss issues of child exploitation, neglect, and abuse. ECHO provides education, advocacy, and support services to the children and families of Metro Louisville and surrounding areas. A 2015 KET Production.

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Connections - S19 E23

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Kevin Chapman - S10 E28

Premiered On: 04/24/2015

Clinical psychologist Kevin Chapman of Louisville discusses anxiety disorders and an innovative approach called virtual reality exposure therapy to help ease those conditions. A 2015 KET Production.

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African Americans and Mental Health - S9 E39

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Charisse Gillett - Lexington Theological Seminary - S9 E38

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Dr. Timothy M. Houchin - S9 E37

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Mental Health Courts - S9 E36

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KCTCS President Ryan Quarles - S19 E20

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Rape Culture - S9 E35

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Colene Elridge - S9 E34

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Ted Strader - COPES - S9 E33

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Prison Reform In Kentucky - S9 E32

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Hasan Davis - S9 E31

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Kentucky State Auditor Allison Ball - S19 E19

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Djuan Trent - S9 E30

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Dr. Janet Taylor - S9 E29

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MaryLee Underwoood and Chastity Ross - CCDD - S9 E27

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Aaron Thompson - S9 E26

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50th Anniversary of the March on Frankfort - S9 E22

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Kentucky Secretary of State Michael Adams - S19 E18

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Kentucky Poet Laureate Frank X Walker - S9 E21

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Vershawn A. Young - S9 E20

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Sabrina Butler and Kate Miller - S9 E19

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History Maker; Tuskegee Airmen History - S9 E14

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Middle Class Struggles and Poverty - S9 E13

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Kentucky State Treasurer Mark Metcalf - S19 E17

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The Forgotten Minority - S9 E12

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Human Trafficking - S9 E11

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Kentucky Attorney General Russell Coleman - S19 E16

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Diabetes Prevention and Control - S9 E10

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Innocence Project - S9 E9

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Pop Culture and Commodification of Women - S9 E8

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