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A public clash between Kentucky's two most powerful politicians will have to wait another year.

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Another financial showdown is set for Tuesday between Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner and Democrats who control the General Assembly.

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Kentucky state Sen. Reggie Thomas says he is running for the U.S. House.

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A Tennessee man has been arrested after authorities say he fired a shot when police tried to enter his apartment, then barricaded himself inside until police negotiators persuaded him to surrender.

Tennessee state Rep. Karen Camper has been elected president of the National Organization of Black Elected Legislative Women.

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Illinois lawmakers are back to work after a dramatic vote in the House Sunday to increase income taxes by 32 percent.

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Three people died in a single car crash this weekend on Kentucky's Bluegrass Parkway.


  The Illinois House has adjourned after endorsing a $36 billion state budget, though a final vote won't come in time to prevent Illinois from starting its third consecutive fiscal year without a spending plan.

  Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner has granted 10 petitions for clemency and denied 104 others.

According to the Illinois Prisoner Review Board, the cases granted Friday involve people convicted of theft, burglary, drug crimes, forgery and misdemeanor assault.

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  Insurance rates for individual and small group plans in Kentucky could increase an average of more than 13 percent next year. Insurance carriers have filed their requested rate increases with the Kentucky Department of Insurance.