Government

Illinois
7:07 am
Fri June 22, 2012

Illinois Tax Returns Delayed for Residents Who Filed on Paper

The Illinois Department of Revenue says many residents who filed their 2011 tax returns on paper way are still waiting for their refund checks.

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Government
11:52 am
Thu June 21, 2012

KY Supreme Court Says Police Cannot Trick Suspects for Access

The Kentucky Supreme Court has limited how police can conduct "protective sweeps" of homes and vehicles, saying officers cannot trick or lie to suspects to gain access to areas where they don't have permission or a warrant to go. 

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Government
11:49 am
Wed June 20, 2012

McConnell Wants EPA Regulation Blocked

Senator Mitch McConnell is urging his colleagues to block a move by the Environmental Protection Agency that would limit coal fired power plant emissions in the Commonwealth. 

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Coal
8:14 am
Wed June 20, 2012

Beshear Promotes Mine Worker Drug and Alcohol Law

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Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear is promoting a newly passed law that permanently revokes the credentials of miners who fail drug tests. 

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Illinois Government
8:05 am
Wed June 20, 2012

Quinn Moving Forward with Prison Closures

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Illinois Governor Pat Quinn is moving forward with his plan to close several adult and juvenile prisons, even though legislators put money in the new state budget to keep them open. 

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Government
3:49 pm
Tue June 19, 2012

Lawmakers Plan to Question Coventry CEO Over Contract Issues

Kentucky lawmakers will get their first chance tomorrow to ask a private Medicaid operator why it’s having so much trouble negotiating contracts with healthcare providers.

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Tennessee Government
8:49 am
Tue June 19, 2012

Tennessee Halts Voter Purge

Tennessee elections officials have agreed to stop purging inactive voters from the rolls until after the November election. 

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Kentucky Legislature
8:46 am
Tue June 19, 2012

Lawmakers Return Special Session Pay

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Two Kentucky lawmakers are refusing pay for a weeklong special legislative session held earlier this year. 

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Government
4:29 pm
Mon June 18, 2012

Obion County Commission Approves Local Fire Service Districts

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Obion County Tennessee Commissioners will allow three rural communities to provide membership-based fire service to their local customers. The county subscription service ends June 30, because County officials will no longer administer the fee. Clerk Vollie Boehms cites a state statute that prevents her from collecting the fee.  The municipalities of Hornbeak, Samburg and Rives plan to take up the responsibility for fire service in their areas on July 1st. Hornbeak Fire Chief Bob Reavis  says the local city council is expected to approve the new service tonight.

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Government
3:59 pm
Mon June 18, 2012

Christian Healthcare Organization Butts Heads with Frankfort

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A decades-long court fight between a Christian health organization and the Kentucky state government is drawing the ire of some Tea Party activists.

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