The Morning Cram [sweet words, sweet blooms edition]

Apr 12, 2013

From NPR: oh cherry blossom
we celebrate thee with rows
of lovely haiku

Kentucky: Now that Ashley Judd has chosen not to run against Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, it’s Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes’ turn in his crosshairs. The Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet is giving $250,000 for projects throughout the state using recycled scrap tires as mulch.

Tennessee: The state House made a last minute addition to a bill banning drones that would make an exception for events with large crowds. U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander has already raised more than $1 million during the first quarter of this year for his re-election campaign. A measure that would take away some welfare money from parents whose children fail a grade has died in the state Senate yesterday. The House passes a bill that would change how the state handles workers’ compensation claims. Watts Bar nuclear plant near Chattanooga is on track to reopen in 2015.