The Morning Cram [living in an amish paradise edition]

Feb 22, 2013


From NPR: The Amish may have chosen to go without many of the delights of the modern world, but they still need to drill, sand and cut wood. So they come to the Buckeye Tool Expo in Dalton, Ohio, for loopholes that allow them to get their hands on power tools. These Amish-friendly alternatives include tools powered by compressed air instead of electricity and industrial skylights that replace gas lamps.

Kentucky: The state Senate passed legislation similar to that passed last week in the House that would raise the dropout age from 16 to 18. The state House passed a bill that would require police to take DNA samples from people arrested on felony charges.

Tennessee: Some state senators voted yesterday for a constitutional amendment that would change how judges are chosen in Tennessee, even though many of them would rather keep the direct election process the same. U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander makes promises to delay the Army Corps of Engineers from restricting access to dam tailwaters. Clarksville area residents can help prevent identity theft at a document shredding event Saturday.

Illinois: Gov. Pat Quinn praises proposed fracking regulations for the state. State Medicaid cuts have fallen more than $450 million short of projections.