The Morning Cram [trickle out edition]

May 20, 2013

From NPR: The number of poor people living in America's suburbs now surpasses those in cities or rural areas. Long focused on the urban poor, social service agencies are now trying to respond to the basic needs of a much more far-flung population.

Kentucky:  Kentucky's Tourism Secretary, Marcheta Sparrow will retire at the end of this month. Kentuckians don't have to worry about an onslaught of noisy cicadas this year. Kentucky law enforcement officers are beginning a week of traffic patrols for the Memorial Day holiday.

Illinois: Top Illinois Democratic leaders, including Gov. Pat Quinn, are urging lawmakers to ban high-capacity ammunition magazines in that state. Anxiety and anger are growing among Illinois state employees and retirees who wonder what will happen to their pocketbooks if lawmakers make expected changes to the state's pension systems.