The Morning Cram [who i am is where i am edition]

Feb 4, 2014

From NPR: Why do states have strong concentrations of liberals and conservatives? Why isn't there more mixing? New research explores the answer to these questions.

Kentucky: Science educator and television host Bill Nye stopped at Murray State University Monday night. Darlene Mazzone, President of Mazzone Communications, has been appointed by Governor Steve Beshear to the Kentucky Arts Council. Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes says increasing the federal minimum wage would be at the top of her agenda if she's elected. Kentucky's community colleges will use new tuition fees to pay for improvements to campuses across the commonwealth.

Illinois: The four candidates seeking the Republican nomination for Illinois governor are set to debate before two business groups.

Tennessee: A new education initiative proposed by Governor Bill Haslam will make it tough for graduating high school seniors in Tennessee to find an excuse not to further their education.