Government

Election 2012
7:44 am
Wed May 23, 2012

Paducah City Commissioner Field Narrows

Paducah residents narrowed the field of potential city commissioner candidates from 20 to eight in last night’s  primary elections.  They will in turn run against one another in November for one of four city commissioner seats.

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Election 2012
7:36 am
Wed May 23, 2012

Paducah Mayoral Race Down to Two

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Small Business owner and Paducah City Commissioner Gayle Kaler will be running against former City Commissioner and retiree Robert Coleman for Mayor of that city. 

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Election 2012
7:24 am
Wed May 23, 2012

Massie Wins 4th Congressional District

Tea party candidate Thomas Massie has won the GOP nomination in Kentucky’s Fourth Congressional District. 

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Election 2012
4:14 pm
Tue May 22, 2012

Election Returns

All Kentucky counties reporting. Listen to Morning Edition with Todd Hatton to hear a full digest of tonight's returns.

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Illinois Government
9:09 am
Tue May 22, 2012

Illinois House Ends Legislative Scholarships

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Governor Pat Quinn says an Illinois House decision to end the Legislature's tuition waiver program makes it a good day for taxpayers. 

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Illinois Legislature
7:42 am
Tue May 22, 2012

Quinn Says Lawmakers are Distracted by Gambling Expansion

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Governor Pat Quinn says Illinois can't afford to have lawmakers distracted from crucial issues by more talk of gambling expansion. Quinn says leaders at the state Capitol sometimes "get distracted by shiny objects." 

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Election 2012
7:27 am
Tue May 22, 2012

It's Primary Day

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Kentuckians will have their say in several political races today, including late input in the Republican presidential primary. 

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Election 2012
10:21 am
Mon May 21, 2012

Tea Party Politics: A Conversation with Dr. Scott Lasley

Tea Party protest march on the National Mall, 2009
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Everyone knows about the wave of lawmakers that came onto the national scene four years ago riding the Tea Party ticket. There’s no better example of that than right here in our own backyard with Senator Rand Paul. And as we come up on Tuesday’s primary election, it’s apparent that the Tea Party movement is still influential. But how has that affected the Republican Party on down the line in state and local level elections? Gary Pitts spoke with Dr. Scott Lasley, an Associate Professor of Political Science at Western Kentucky University to find out.

Tennessee Government
8:54 am
Mon May 21, 2012

Report: Governor Haslam's Transparency Record is Mixed

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Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam says it's "not easy" to strike a balance between efficiency and transparency in state government.

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Election 2012
8:50 am
Mon May 21, 2012

Ron Paul Spares Son Awkward Primary

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Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul has prevented a potentially awkward situation for his son, U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, by effectively ending his campaign before Kentucky's primary.  

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