From NPR: After at least three years of red ink, most states have budget surpluses. It's a sign of a recovering economy, and leaves states with a new dilemma — how best to spend the money?
Kentucky: Calloway County Clerk Ray Gene Coursey Jr. died Saturday at the Murray Calloway County Hospital. A new political group will hit the airwaves just after the Kentucky Derby to oppose the federal healthcare law.
Tennessee: The Tennessee Valley Authority has approved more than 250 small-scale renewable energy projects for 2013, the overwhelming majority relying on solar energy. Heavy rain and localized flooding has caused problems in northwestern Middle Tennessee.