The Morning Cram [death and taxes edition]

Mar 26, 2013

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From NPR: How the Supreme Court decides the Defense of Marriage Act could mean changes for how same-sex couples file taxes. But experts say checking off the "married" box on tax forms will be a mixed bag for some gay couples.

Kentucky: With only one day left in this year's legislative session, Kentucky House leaders are hopeful they have a deal to shore up the state's under funded pension system. The Kentucky House will vote today whether to override Governor Steve Beshear's veto of the so-called religious freedom bill.  Kentucky State Police and the Fulton County Sheriff's Office have a man in custody who twice held off officers yesterday morning. Murray-Calloway County Chamber of Commerce President Lance Allison is accepting a new position at another Chamber.

Tennessee: The Tennessee General Assembly may have gone too far with cost-cutting when it wiped out oversight committees looking out for children. Gov. Bill Haslam continues to stall his decision on enlarging Tennessee’s Medicaid program – known as TennCare. The Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission has approved a change that could help fishermen catch more invasive Asian carp.

Illinois: The Illinois State Police is undergoing reaccreditation. The agency announced yesterday it will be assessed by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies.