The Morning Cram [luck o’ the irish edition]

May 21, 2013

From NPR: Tim Cook will address reports that his company pays billions less than it should in U.S. taxes each year at a Tuesday hearing in Washington. According to a report by the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations, Apple avoids the tax payments by shifting profits to subsidiaries in Ireland.

Kentucky: Kentucky’s Executive Branch Ethics Commission has handed down public reprimands and fines to three former employees in the state Department of Agriculture. Almost a month to the day after it closed, the Dorena-Hickman Ferry expects to resume service today.  More soldiers are returning to Fort Campbell this week from Afghanistan.

Tennessee: Ken-Tenn Regional Alliance Chairman and Fulton County Judge-Executive David Gallagher said the partnership between Kentucky and Tennessee will allow economic development directors to coordinate their work, publicize their successes and paint a positive picture of the region. The University of Tennessee at Martin says it will offer a degree in nursing at its Decatur County location beginning next year.

Illinois: Parents of two Sandy Hook elementary students killed by a Connecticut gunman last fall testified in favor of limiting high-capacity ammunition magazines in Illinois.