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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.


  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.


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

The Republican state senator from Tennessee picked by President Donald Trump to be Army secretary has withdrawn from consideration.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