background checks en Senator 'Disappointed' by Gun Proposal Failure <p></p><p>U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk says he's disappointed that the Senate has rejected expanded background checks for gun purchases.</p><p>Kirk was one of four Republicans to vote in favor of the proposal, which failed Wednesday, 56-46. Five Senate Democrats voted against the measure. Thu, 18 Apr 2013 12:24:07 +0000 Whitney Jones & The Associated Press 30722 at Senator 'Disappointed' by Gun Proposal Failure KY House Passes Nursing Home Background Checks Bill <p>The Kentucky House has approved a proposal to create a registry of people ineligible for employment at long-term care facilities based on criminal record checks.&nbsp; The bill passed 62-36 Tuesday.&nbsp; The bill, which would fingerprint prospective employees as part of the background check process, would be initially funded by a $3 million federal grant and a $1 million state grant. Wed, 07 Mar 2012 19:04:00 +0000 Shelly Baskin & from the Associated Press 17186 at