The Morning Cram [roads diverged edition]

Oct 11, 2013

From NPR: The government shutdown has some American Indian tribes bracing for the worst. They've seen cuts to food distribution, child care and financial assistance. At the same time, a handful of northern Arizona tribes are seeing an unexpected spike in tourists who were turned away from nearby national parks.

Kentucky: The Kentucky Department of Travel and Tourism has created a Halloween website listing many of the chilling attractions around the state. An increase in tax collections in September has provided a needed boost to the Kentucky’s General Fund, which had been struggling with flat revenues in recent months. Republican Senate Leader Mitch McConnell is running a new radio ad in Kentucky blaming Democrats for the government shutdown and pledging to donate his pay to charity until the dispute is resolved. Kentucky Representatives Ed Whitfield, Andy Barr and Brett Guthrie are calling on House Speaker John Boehner to assign farm bill conferees from the House of Representatives to meet with Senate conferees.

Tennessee: Tennessee is one of a group of states that has won a $30 million settlement against a marketing company the state says used confusing and deceptive business practices.