The Morning Cram [diverging roads edition]

Jan 29, 2013

Today marks the 50th anniversary of the death of the poet Robert Frost and fans of Frost are excited after a rare collection of Frost material was just donated to the State University of New York.

Kentucky: The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources is considering ways to keep Asian carp from spreading in state waterways. A panel created to review child deaths and severe abuse or neglect cases in Kentucky says redacted files have hampered its ability to fully investigate them. A federal judge in Bowling Green is set to pass sentence on a pair of Iraqi nationals who pleaded guilty to conspiring to send weapons, cash and explosives to al-Qaida in Iraq.

Illinois: Illinois Senate President John Cullerton says he wants to push forward with a pension overhaul as quickly as possible.  Illinois unemployment benefit applications are now available online in Spanish and Polish.

Tennessee: In last night’s state of the state address Governor Bill Haslam presented lawmakers a nearly $33 billion dollar annual spending plan. Haslam and state education officials will participate in a school safety summit today.