Government

Tennessee Government
7:28 am
Mon June 18, 2012

Lawmakers Host Jobs Hearing in Tennessee

Republican lawmakers are hosting a conference in Tennessee aimed at loosening federal regulations they say hinder job growth.  

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Tennessee Government
7:25 am
Mon June 18, 2012

Open Meetings Opinion Soothes Lawmaker Worries

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A Tennessee legislator says a recent legal opinion from the state’s attorney general has soothed concerns about the state’s open meetings law.  

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Illinois Government
7:59 am
Thu June 14, 2012

Quinn Set to Sign Medicaid Legislation

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Illinois Governor Pat Quinn is set to sign several bills passed by the Legislature this year, including those that will slash health care coverage and increase cigarette taxes by $1 a pack to help finance the Medicaid program. 

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Government
4:03 pm
Wed June 13, 2012

Crown Vic No Longer Cruiser of Choice for Police

kentuckystatepolice.org

Kentucky State Police purchased 125 Chevy Caprices to replace the Ford Crown Victoria as the state’s cruiser. KSP Trooper Michael Webb says Ford stopped making the popular Crown Vic in 2010 and some of the agency's oldest vehicles were starting to get worn out.

“When you are operating a car at that speed it needs to be in top condition.  When troopers are crossing medians and driving on gravel roads in rural communities…just doing the nature of police work it’s hard on the vehicle’s frame, components, and the structure of the car.”

Government
10:04 am
Wed June 13, 2012

Paducah Commissioners Discuss Major Changes to Inspections Department

Paducah City Commissioners yesterday discussed making significant changes to the city Inspections Department. 

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Kentucky Government
7:43 am
Tue June 12, 2012

Kentucky General Fund Receipts Fall

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Kentucky officials say General Fund receipts fell about $17 million dollars, or 2 and a third percent in May from figures a year ago. 

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Government
7:39 am
Mon June 11, 2012

Nesler Takes Ag Department Post

lrc.ky.gov

Retiring 2nd District State Representative Fred Nesler has left the legislature earlier than expected to take an administrative post with Kentucky’s Department of Agriculture. 

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Law
7:12 am
Mon June 11, 2012

Chief Justice Minton says Funding Cuts have "Hollowed Out" the State Court System

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Kentucky Supreme Court Chief Justice John Minton says there’s been a “hollowing out” of the state’s court system over the last four years because of funding cuts.  

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Kentucky Legislature
6:54 am
Mon June 11, 2012

Bluegrass Institute Blames Lawmakers for Struggling Pension Systems

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The watchdog group Bluegrass Institute has released a report blaming Kentucky'’s lawmakers for various issues with the state’'s pension systems.

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Government
8:41 am
Fri June 8, 2012

Illinois Housing Grants

Wikimedia Commons

Illinois will receive more than $7 million in federal housing grants to improve local communities by providing shelter and affordable housing. 

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