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9:13 am
Mon May 14, 2012

Paul Says Obama's Views "Couldn't Get Any Gayer"

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Kentucky's junior U.S. Senator Rand Paul drew national attention over the weekend for his criticism of President Obama's recent support for gay marriage.

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Audit
8:52 am
Mon May 14, 2012

Kentucky Personnel Board to Discuss Agriculture Audit

Ed Reinke AP

The Kentucky Personnel Board is expected to begin consideration today of a scathing audit of the state Agriculture Department under former Commissioner Richie Farmer.  

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Government
6:00 pm
Fri May 11, 2012

State Judicial Budget Woes

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Some of Calloway County’s 12 deputy court clerks are entering data at their desks and filing paperwork in massive filing cabinets while others assist county residents at walk-up windows. The clerks, like many are leery of state budget which cut most state agencies 8.4%.

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Government
8:02 am
Fri May 11, 2012

Plan ending free IL retiree health insurance goes to Quinn

Longtime Illinois state employees could be on the verge of losing the free health insurance they get in retirement.  The state Senate approved legislation ending the benefit yesterday. It now goes to Governor Pat Quinn, who is pushing to cut retirement benefits.  

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Government
8:01 am
Fri May 11, 2012

KY Reports Drop in Government Revenue in April

Kentucky is reporting a decline in general government revenue in April after several months of growth.  State Budget Director Mary Lassiter says the nearly 1 percent drop in revenue isn't a sign that the economy has taken a step backward.  

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Government
7:56 am
Thu May 10, 2012

Illinois Senate Rejects Limits on Closing Facilities

The Illinois Senate has rejected a proposal to limit the governor's power to close prisons and other state facilities.  The bill would have required legislative approval before a governor could shut down facilities. 

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Government
7:55 am
Thu May 10, 2012

Illinois House Ends Free Health Insurance for Retirees

Longtime Illinois state employees would no longer be able get free health insurance when they retire under legislation approved yesterday by the state House.  

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Obion Clerk Refuses to Collect Fees
4:26 pm
Wed May 9, 2012

Obion Clerk's Office No Longer Accepting Fire Fees

Obion County Tennessee Clerk Volle Boehms says her office has stopped collecting rural fire subscription fees because she thinks it is illegal. In January the county joined seven communities to establish a countywide fire protection service to residents outside town and city limits.

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Election 2012
3:51 pm
Wed May 9, 2012

Paducah Area Chamber of Commerce Hosts Candidate Forum May 14th

The Paducah Area Chamber of Commerce will host a Mayoral and City Commissioner Candidate Forum on Monday, May 14, 6 p.m., in the City Hall Commission Chambers.

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From the Capitol
3:41 pm
Wed May 9, 2012

Denton Says Lawmakers Will Remove CoventryCares From Medicaid System if Tough Bargaining Continues

Kentucky Senator Julie Denton says the state's largest private Medicaid company is underpaying and threatening healthcare providers, and she says lawmakers may kick the company out of the state Medicaid system if the behavior persists.

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