The Morning Cram [hall pass edition]
From NPR: In the aftermath of the Newtown school shooting, there's a raging public debate over placing armed guards in schools. Some say it's impractical, but about a third of American schools already have some kind of armed security. One school police officer in Stockton, Calif., finds the job is part protector, part mentor.
Kentucky: Murray State University's Staff Congress is publicly opposing the University Board of Regents' decision not to renew a four year contract with Murray State President, Dr. Randy Dunn. Paducah Main Street Director Lisa Thompson updated the Mayor and Commissioners at last night’s City Commission meeting on a proposed roof stabilization program. The Kentucky Fire Commission is urging people across the Commonwealth to install smoke detectors after several fatal blazes. Two people charged in an ethics probe involving former Agriculture Commissioner Richie Farmer have been placed on leave while the investigation continues.
Tennessee: Tennessee lawmakers are preparing to take up a measure that would restrict police agencies in the state from using unmanned drone aircraft.
Illinois: Illinois state government workers represented by the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees have voted to approve a three-year contract.