Government

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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Election 2012
8:25 am
Mon May 21, 2012

Kentucky's Primary Approaches

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The most competitive primary in Kentucky will come to an end Tuesday.

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Government
3:33 pm
Fri May 18, 2012

Kentucky Sues Medical Company for False Marketing

Kentucky is one of 13 states intervening in a 90-million dollar lawsuit against Healthpoint, Ltd. Attorney General Jack Conway and his Office of Medicaid Fraud and Abuse Control allege that a bedsore ointment called Xenaderm is a “less than effective” drug by FDA standards, for which Medicaid coverage is illegal. 

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Postal Service
9:11 am
Fri May 18, 2012

Paducah Mail Processing Center to Close in 2014

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Paducah's US Postal Service Processing and Distribution Center will not be among those shut down in the first round of closures next year. USPS officials are moving forward with a multi-billion dollar cost-cutting plan that will shutter nearly 250 mail processing centers across the country. 

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Election 2012
8:49 am
Fri May 18, 2012

Chris Christie Comes to Kentucky

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Kentucky Republicans will hear from New Jersey Governor Chris Christie tomorrow at the state GOP's annual Lincoln Day Dinner. Christie had been touted as a potential presidential candidate in this year's Republican primary, but he opted not to enter the race. He’s still being talked about as a potential vice presidential running mate. His visit has captured the attention of Democrats who accuse Christie of "pandering to the extreme right wing base." Democratic U.S. Representative John Yarmuth has scheduled a press conference today to discuss the visit.

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