The Morning Cram [monet monet monet edition]
From NPR: The Internet makes collecting and even investing in art much more accessible to ordinary people. As part of his adventures in investing, NPR's Uri Berliner pays $450 for an abstract flower study he's only seen online. Is it an investment or a painting he's just happy to have hang on his wall?
Kentucky: The only Democrat left in Kentucky's congressional delegation says he will run for re-election next year. The Kentucky National Guard is getting ready to celebrate more than two centuries of service to the commonwealth and the nation.
Tennessee: Three more employees of the truck stop chain owned by the Cleveland Browns' owner and Tennessee's governor have pleaded guilty in what authorities call a scheme to cheat trucking firms out of rebates. The Tennessee Workers' Compensation Educational Conference this week is expected to focus on changes to the state’s workers’ compensation system.
Illinois: House Speaker Michael Madigan is urging Governor Pat Quinn to sign legislation allowing the carrying of concealed guns. Illinois legislators are moving forward with plans to form a bipartisan committee to work for a compromise on pension reform.