The Morning Cram [if you can’t stand the heat edition]

May 23, 2013

From NPR: Organizing for Action — a group that formed out of President Obama's re-election campaign — has focused its ire on Republicans it calls "climate change deniers." But some environmentalists are frustrated with the president himself on issues like the Keystone pipeline.

Kentucky: The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet is moving forward in filing against the owners of the ship responsible for collapsing a span of the Eggners Ferry Bridge last year. A Kentucky Transportation Cabinet official says the public prefers rebuilding the U.S. 51 Ohio River Bridge in a new location. A consulting firm says the planned expansion of Kentucky's Medicaid program coupled with a push to help the uninsured obtain health coverage will worsen the state's physician shortage. Kentucky Housing Corp. is reporting the number of homeless in Kentucky now stands at nearly 2,400.

Tennessee: Federal officials have set aside more than $1 million for Tennessee landowners who help conserve wildlife.

Illinois: Illinois lawmakers have overridden Gov. Pat Quinn's veto of legislation that addresses so-called Smart Grid technology. Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan says legislation allowing the carrying of concealed guns will get a vote tomorrow.