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Attorney General Lisa Madigan is pushing legislation aimed at protecting Illinois students who take out college loans.

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An effort to require large online retailers to collect sales taxes on items bought in Tennessee has been stripped out of a bill on the House floor.

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Tennessee's $37 billion state budget proposal is heading to Gov. Bill Haslam after the Senate passed it easily.

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Four married lesbian couples expecting children through artificial insemination are suing over a new Tennessee law that requires using the "natural and ordinary meaning" of words in state law.

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  Kentucky officials say the state's tourism industry has reported its strongest economic growth rate in more than a decade. The Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet said on Monday that tourism had a $14.5 billion impact on Kentucky in 2016, up more than 5% from the previous year.

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  After Always Dreaming won the Kentucky Derby, trainer Todd Pletcher said he intends to race the Colt in the Preakness Stakes.

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Illinois State Police say troopers issued more than 1,000 distracted driving citations during a weeklong enforcement campaign.

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The Republican state senator from Tennessee picked by President Donald Trump to be Army secretary has withdrawn from consideration. 

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A resolution calling for the body of President James K. Polk to be exhumed from the grounds of the Tennessee Capitol won't be taken up in the state House this session. 

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Tennessee House Republicans have resolved their differences over the state's $37 billion annual spending plan.

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