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Government
10:41 am
Thu July 5, 2012

Corker has tax reform plan, not airing it yet

Tennessee’s U.S. Senator Bob Corker says he has a plan to reform taxes and balance the federal budget, but he won't release details until after November’s presidential election.  

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Government
10:23 am
Thu July 5, 2012

Quinn Signs Veterans Laws on 4th of July

Illinois Governor Pat Quinn spent the morning of the Fourth of July signing three new laws affecting service members.  Quinn says it's a fitting day to sign legislation that will, in his words, “make sure our heroes receive the services they need."  

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Government
4:12 pm
Tue July 3, 2012

State Property Tax

The state property tax bill delivered to homeowners this fall will look familiar.  This year’s tax rate of just over 12-cents per 100 dollar assessed property value has remained unchanged since 2008.  

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Taxes
8:20 am
Tue July 3, 2012

Kentucky Property Tax Remains the Same

Kentuckians will continue to pay 12.2 cents on each $100 dollars worth of property they own over the next year.

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Government
3:47 pm
Mon July 2, 2012

Pension Task Force Says Everything is "On the Table" at First Meeting

A group of Kentucky lawmakers has a new summer assignment shoring up the state'’s failing pension systems.

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Government
3:34 pm
Mon July 2, 2012

Illinois Pay Raise Dispute

An Illinois judge is scheduled to rule this afternoon on whether Gov. Pat Quinn must give 2 percent pay raises to state workers.

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Government
2:23 pm
Mon July 2, 2012

KY Republicans Push for Healthcare Repeal

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Republicans are doubling down on their efforts to repeal the health care law and they’re getting assistance from some powerful Kentucky lawmakers. Kentucky’s Mitch McConnell is the top Republican in the Senate. He says he’s leading his conference into political battle over the health care law.

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Health Care
2:23 pm
Mon July 2, 2012

KY Congressman Yarmuth Defends Health Care Law on Fox News

Originally published on Mon July 2, 2012 2:14 pm

Appearing on Fox & Friends, U.S. Rep. John Yarmuth, D-Ky., defended the Affordable Care Act on Monday.

The liberal congressman has accused Republicans—particularly Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell—of misleading the public about President Obama's health care law, but Yarmuth had a civil exchange on the Fox News Channel.

Check it out (h/t The 'Ville Voice):

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Government
1:07 pm
Mon July 2, 2012

Kentucky Lottery Projections High

The Kentucky Lottery is projecting record sales this year. The commission’s chief financial officer Howard Kline says sales are likely to exceed $817 million and that would be the lottery’s best year ever.

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The Bridge
1:00 pm
Mon July 2, 2012

Eggners Ferry Bridge Lights Repaired

Traffic is back to normal on the Eggners Ferry Bridge, which connects Marshall County to Land Between the Lakes. Repair work on navigation lights restricted traffic this morning. 

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