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7:27 am
Tue February 5, 2013

Lawmakers Return to Frankfort for Round Two

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State lawmakers return to Frankfort today to take on some of the Commonwealth's most pressing issues, including finding a way to shore up the financially troubled pension plan for government retirees. The Legislature met for a week in early January to elect House and Senate leaders, then took a three-week break.

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Roads & Highways
8:04 am
Mon February 4, 2013

Road Restrictions in Land Between the Lakes

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Lane restrictions in parts of Land Between the Lakes National Recreation area begin today as workers begin to install fiber optic cable lines to improve communications in the forest. The work starts today along Forest Road 165 near Wranglers Campground and is expected to last about 30 days. Expect one-lane traffic with alternating flow.

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Society
8:02 am
Mon February 4, 2013

New Free Medical Clinic to Open in Benton

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A new free clinic is being prepared to open in Benton by the end of the month. Marshall County Free Clinic will see patients on Thursdays from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the Stilley Professional Building. To qualify for free medical care, patients must work at least 15 hours a week, have an income within 200 percent of federal poverty guidelines and not qualify for government assistance or insurance.

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Politics
7:58 am
Mon February 4, 2013

IL Attorney General Collection Highest in Almost a Decade

Illinois' Attorney General Lisa Madigan says the state generated more than $1.1 billion in revenue through litigation and collection efforts in 2012. That’s the largest annual amount collected in nearly a decade. More than half the money came from collections litigation, including funds from child support, damage to state property, unpaid educational loans, fines and penalties. The rest was split between tobacco litigation and estate tax revenues.

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Business
7:54 am
Mon February 4, 2013

IL Bars Already Profiting from Video Gambling

Some Illinois bar owners say they're already profiting big from video gambling games that went live statewide late last year. Players statewide in December lost nearly $7 million. Establishments kept almost two and a half million dollars, the state earned $1.75 million and cities and counties combined made about $350,000.

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Politics
7:50 am
Mon February 4, 2013

TN DCS Commissioner to Meet with Legislative Panel

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A state legislative committee is expected to hear from the head of the embattled Tennessee Department of Children's Services this week. Commissioner Kate O'Day is scheduled to address questions from the Senate Health and Welfare Committee on Wednesday.

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Politics
7:40 am
Mon February 4, 2013

New Version of 'Don't Say Gay' Bill Filed in Tennessee

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A Tennessee bill that proposes forcing schools to tell parents if their children have talked to a teacher or counselor about being gay has set the stage for a new fight over social issues in the state legislature. Opponents call the legislation unnecessary and a government intrusion in family matters. State Senator Stacey Campfield’s measure is already drawing attention.

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Politics
8:19 am
Fri February 1, 2013

TN Republicans Seek to Block State Medicaid Expansion

Tennessee Senate Republicans are proposing legislation that seeks to prevent expansion of the state Medicaid program under provisions of President Barack Obama's health care law.

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Business
8:15 am
Fri February 1, 2013

Haslam Would Sign TN Supermarket Wine Bill

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam says he will sign a proposal to allow wine to be sold in supermarkets into law if it is passed by lawmakers this year.

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Politics
8:12 am
Fri February 1, 2013

NRA convention coming to Louisville in 2016

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The National Rifle Association is returning to Louisville for its convention in 2016.

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