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Government
7:16 am
Thu November 29, 2012

Tax Reform Panel Last Meeting Next Week

What is expected to be the final meeting of Kentucky’s Blue Ribbon Commission on Tax Reform is set for next week in Frankfort. The commission members will finalize their recommendations for reforming the state’s tax code Dec. 6.

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Politics
7:05 am
Thu November 29, 2012

TN Democrats Elect Leaders

Tennessee Senate Democrats re-elected Sen. Jim Kyle as minority leader and Sen. Lowe Finney as caucus chairman. The Democrats lost six seats earlier this month. Now they only have seven of 33 seats in the upper chamber of the General Assembly.

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Roads & Highways
4:03 pm
Wed November 28, 2012

Good Samaritan Dies from Road Accident Injuries

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A western Kentucky man whose vehicle was hit by a tractor-trailer after he stopped to help another motorist has died of injuries he suffered in the collision.

Kentucky State Police say 47-year-old Scotty Gray of Cadiz died late Tuesday at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tenn., where he was taken following the crash on Monday.

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Government
7:32 am
Wed November 28, 2012

IL Medical Marijuana Bill Gets Another Look

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Illinois lawmakers are considering a three-year pilot program that would temporarily legalize medical marijuana for people with certain illnesses. Bill sponsor Rep. Lou Lang says he thinks political momentum is on his side and hopes to vote on the bill Wednesday.

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Business
7:28 am
Wed November 28, 2012

Patriot Coal Case Moved to St. Louis

Patriot Coal’s federal bankruptcy case will no longer be heard in New York City. U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Shelley Chapman in New York ruled that the case be moved to St. Louis, where Patriot Coal is based. Chapman says there were hundreds of handwritten letters from retired coal miners.

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Business
7:23 am
Wed November 28, 2012

Peabody to Close IL Mine

A Peabody Energy Corp.  subsidiary is permanently closing a southern Illinois mine because it failed to meet safety, compliance and performance standards. Bay Ridge Inc. says operations at the Willow Lake Mine near Harrisburg are unsustainable. The mine closing will affect about 400 workers.

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Government
7:15 am
Wed November 28, 2012

State Fields Thousands of Calls About Tax Amnesty

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The Kentucky Department of Revenue has been getting up to 1,000 calls a day in the final week of an amnesty offer to delinquent taxpayers. The rising interest has prompted the state department to extend operating hours at 10 field offices around the state.

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Government
7:38 am
Tue November 27, 2012

Another Blow for IL Anti-Eavesdropping Law

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The U.S. Supreme Court delivered a blow to an Illinois anti-eavesdropping law. The high court let stand a lower-court ruling Monday that said the law violates free-speech rights when used against people who tape police in public. Violators of the law face a maximum 15-year prison term.

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Politics
7:30 am
Tue November 27, 2012

IL Legislators Back Tax 'Transparency'

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Democratic leaders in the Illinois General Assembly are backing legislation requiring some corporations to reveal their income-tax bills. Senate President John Cullerton and House Majority Leader Barbara Flynn Currie are announcing their support for the measure today, the first day of the Legislature's fall veto session.

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Politics
7:25 am
Tue November 27, 2012

TN House GOP Renominates Harwell

Credit Tenn. House Speaker Beth Harwell

Republican Beth Harwell will serve another term as head of the Tennessee House, but Rep. Judd Matheny was ousted from the No. 2 slot. Clarksville Rep. Curtis Johnson defeated the Tullahoma incumbent.

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