The Morning Cram [the great coal debate edition]

May 10, 2013

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From NPR: Taking a page from the playbook of decades past, college students are once again pressuring schools to pull investment funding from specific sectors. This time it's big oil and coal companies. But these campaigns have effects beyond the university — they're launching a new generation of activists.

Kentucky: After months of deliberations, Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear has decided to expand Medicaid in Kentucky. Beekeeping is now legal in Madisonville. The Hopkins County Board of Health may learn in two weeks whether they'll settle an ongoing dispute with a Medicaid Managed Care Organization. The Paducah Area Chamber of Commerce has selected Sandra Wilson to serve as its new president. A prosecutor is objecting to delaying Richie Farmer's federal criminal trial until February. The National Transportation Safety Board will hold a public hearing about the collapse of Eggner’s Ferry Bridge.

Tennessee: Tennessee State Finance Commissioner Mark Emkes says overall April revenues were $160.9 million more than the state budgeted.

Illinois: The Illinois Senate is approving tighter rules for disclosure of public officials' economic interests.