From NPR: Almost nobody is paying the use tax. It’s for all those online purchases you didn’t pay state sales tax for last year. In fact, accountants are about the only ones who went through the trouble of sifting through all their receipts to calculate it.
Kentucky: Murray State University President Randy Dunn is attending a Faculty Senate and Staff Congress open forum today from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Curris Center Theater. A 15-year-old Calvert City girl is missing and is believed to be in McCracken County. The Federal Bureau of Prisons is moving forward with building a federal facility in eastern Kentucky. Ashley Judd had purchased a home in Ashland before announcing her decision not to run against U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell.
Tennessee: The Department of Children’s Services is undergoing a reorganization following problems that led to the commissioner’s resignation. A bill allowing schools to hire retired law enforcement for school security is on its way to a full Senate vote. A measure requiring all schools to have at least two EpiPens on hand is headed to the governor’s desk for his signature. A measure clearing the way for cities like Memphis to form municipal school systems passed the House yesterday.
Illinois: Illinois Marathon officials plan to discuss safety concerns in the wake of the Boston Marathon explosions. Attorney General Lisa Madigan says the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to stay out of New York’s gun debate has a ripple effect on concealed carry discussions in Illinois. Former assistant secretary at the Illinois Department of Transportation says a report on improper hiring mischaracterizes him.