Afternoon Update
4:38 pm
Thu April 12, 2012

Afternoon Round-Up 4/12/12

Today on NPR: New research shows that first-graders and baboons have at least one thing in common.

State Governments:

Kentucky House and Senate negotiators have reached a tentative agreement on a massive road construction plan.

A top Illinois Democrat says pension boosts for public employees should require more support in the General Assembly before becoming law.

The TN House has voted to give the governor the power to appoint (or fire) the head of the TN Higher Education Commission.

Jackson Purchase:

The Merryman House Domestic Crisis Center and Habitat for Humanity both received plaques recognizing their efforts to provide housing for citizens in need.