Government

Government
9:37 am
Thu May 31, 2012

Illinois could lift donation caps in 'super PAC' races

The Illinois House has approved a plan to drop campaign-donation limits in races where super PACs jump in with big money. 

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Government
9:35 am
Thu May 31, 2012

Top House leaders face off over budget, pensions

The top Democrat and top Republican in the Illinois House traded jabs yesterday in a heated confrontation over state budget issues. 

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Government
3:00 pm
Wed May 30, 2012

Kentucky State Penitentiary Warden Retiring

Dept of Corrections

The  man who has led  the Kentucky State Penitentiary for the past two and a half years is leaving his post at the end of the week. This will be the second time Philip W. Parker  has retired from the position.     

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Taxes
12:01 pm
Wed May 30, 2012

Public Comment Begins for Kentucky's Blue Ribbon Tax Commission

Chad Lampe

Lieutenant Governor Jerry Abramson and Kentucky’s Blue Ribbon Tax Commission are seeking public comment to help develop recommendations on overhauling the state tax code.

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Illinois Government
9:34 am
Wed May 30, 2012

Illinois House Panel Approves Pension Overhaul

A plan to cut government pensions and shift some retirement costs to schools has cleared its first hurdle in the Illinois Legislature.  A House pension committee approved the bill 6-3 yesterday.  

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Illinois Government
9:22 am
Wed May 30, 2012

Illinois Senate Rejects Anti-Bullying Bill

The Illinois Senate has again rejected legislation requiring schools to adopt more detailed policies against bullying.  

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Local Government
9:16 am
Wed May 30, 2012

Vote Set for City-County Merger

paducahtransit.com

McCracken County citizens will get their chance this November to decide whether or not to merge the county with the City of Paducah. 

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Military
9:26 am
Tue May 29, 2012

Groundbreaking for Emergency Ops Center

Kentucky Lieutenant Governor Jerry Abramson and Major General Edward Tonini, adjutant general of the Commonwealth’s National Guard, will be at a groundbreaking ceremony for the new state emergency center today in Frankfort.  The ceremony will be held at the Boone National Guard Center. Kentucky officials say the new center represents an investment of nearly $10 million in upgrades to a facility that dates back to the Cold War.

Illinois Government
9:22 am
Tue May 29, 2012

Bill to Ban Cell Phones Near Emergency Scenes is Headed to Quinn's Desk

wikipedia.org

The flashing lights of a parked ambulance or other emergency vehicle may soon be a sign for Illinois drivers to hang up the phone.  

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Illinois Government
9:15 am
Tue May 29, 2012

Revamped Illinois Prison Release Plan Moves to House

wikipedia.org

An Illinois House committee yesterday approved early release for prison inmates. They say it will help the state avoid legal trouble over a severely crowded system.  

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