The Morning Cram [rain, rain go away edition]

Apr 24, 2013

From NPR: Last year, drought devastated many corn farmers, so you think they’d welcome all the spring rain. But it’s putting them behind schedule because they can’t plant in soaked fields.

Kentucky: Frank X. Walker, the first African American to be inducted as Kentucky’s poet laureate, is also the youngest. The Ballard Wildlife Management Area is closed due to flooding. 

Tennessee: Gov. Bill Haslam signed a measure that freezes the state’s beer tax.

Illinois: The state’s Black Caucus chair says legalizing same-sex marriage may be in the hands of 20 black legislators in the Illinois House. Gov. Pat Quinn signed legislation into law yesterday that reduces property tax bills for senior citizens.