The Morning Cram [line in the sand edition]

Aug 27, 2013

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From NPR: A college student getting help from his parents may be below the poverty line. The mother who earns $23,000 a year is not.

Kentucky: McCracken County government offices will have a few more means to achieve better checks and balances thanks to the findings of the County Clerk's Office audit. Kentucky's agriculture commissioner says the economic case for industrial hemp remains strong, despite a new study that paints a mixed picture.

Tennessee: Tennessee officials say Dot Foods plans to build a distribution center in Dyersburg, adding 157 jobs in the process.

Illinois: The estimated savings on a pension proposal backed by Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan is nearly $25 billion less than originally thought.