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The Kentucky Board of Education has voted to accept the resignation of Education Commissioner Stephen Pruitt. The board's decision comes one day after Republican Gov. Matt Bevin replaced most of the board with new members. 

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The Tennessee Legislature has passed a bill that bans the spanking of disabled children at public schools.

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Another effort to expand Tennessee's Medicaid program has failed after the state's Republican-dominated House refused to support an amendment on a bill on insurance coverage for certain cancer patients.

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Hotel allowances for Tennessee lawmakers would rise under a bill making its way through the Legislature.The House State Government Committee approved the bill on a voice vote Monday.

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Kentucky's Democratic Attorney General has released his 2017 tax returns and asked all of the state's constitutional officers to do the same.

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A bill has been introduced in the Illinois Legislature that would separate Southern Illinois University's Carbondale and Edwardsville campuses. 

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Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin apologized Sunday for saying that children were sexually abused because they were left home alone while teachers rallied to ask lawmakers to override his vetoes.

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The track team from a Kentucky high school where a deadly shooting happened received a warm welcome at a Tennessee restaurant.

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Kentucky lawmakers have convened for the final day of a tumultuous legislative session.

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A clash has ended between the Tennessee attorney general and local prosecutors over lawsuits against drug companies for costs of the opioid epidemic.