American Civil Liberties Union http://wkms.org en Beshear Vetoes Religious Freedom Bill http://wkms.org/post/beshear-vetoes-religious-freedom-bill <p style="margin-bottom:0in"><font face="Calibri, sans-serif">Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear has vetoed the controversial ‘religious freedom’ bill.</font></p><p style="margin-bottom:0in">&nbsp;</p><p style="margin-top:0in;margin-bottom:0in"><font face="Times, serif"><font><font face="Calibri, sans-serif"><font size="3">The legislation would allow residents to ignore any laws or regulations that violate tenets of their faith. But opponents argued it could threaten civil rights protections for racial minorities, women and LGBT residents.</font></font></font></font> Fri, 22 Mar 2013 18:49:59 +0000 Gabe Bullard (KPR) 29649 at http://wkms.org Beshear Vetoes Religious Freedom Bill Officials Consider Closing Illinois Super Max Prison http://wkms.org/post/officials-consider-closing-illinois-super-max-prison <p>The Illinois Commission on Government Forecasting and Accountability met yesterday to hear testimony on the closure of the Tamms Correctional Center in far southern Illinois. While locals championed the facility&rsquo;s benefits &hellip;human rights groups and inmates&rsquo; families urged the state to shutter its only Super Max prison.</p> Tue, 03 Apr 2012 13:16:26 +0000 Jacob McCleland 17502 at http://wkms.org Officials Consider Closing Illinois Super Max Prison