Government

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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Tennessee
9:25 am
Wed May 9, 2012

Tennessee State Revenue More than Budgeted

Tennessee has collected $190 million dollars more than budgeted so far this fiscal year. Finance and administration officials say April collections were 9.6 percent over those in April a year ago. Sales tax collections for April recorded their 25th straight month of growth. 

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2012 Election
9:23 am
Wed May 9, 2012

Webb-Edgington Gets Support of Anti-Abortion Group

Republican congressional candidate Alecia Webb-Edgington has been endorsed by the political arm of the anti-abortion group Susan B. Anthony List in Kentucky's 4th District primary. Such endorsements matter in the conservative district where seven Republicans are vying for the nomination in the May 22nd primary. 

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Government
4:46 pm
Tue May 8, 2012

Judicial Cuts Affect Drug Court

Wikimedia Commons

Cuts to Kentucky's judicial system will impact a program designed to reduce recidivism among those convicted of drug related crimes. Chief Justice John D. Minton made the decision to implement three furlough days for judicial employees over the coming calendar year in addition to cuts in other judicial programs. 

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City of Murray
3:55 pm
Tue May 8, 2012

Murray Budget Could be Approved at Next Council Meeting

Murray City Council members could approve the next city budget as early as their next meeting on Thursday. They’ll review Mayor Bill Wells’ second budget proposal after finance committee members objected to the first proposal’s use of a payment to the fire and police pension fund to shore up a $145 thousand budget gap. 

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The Bridge
3:49 pm
Tue May 8, 2012

Initial Construction Phase for Eggners Ferry Repairs Nearly Complete

From the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet:

Hall Contracting of Kentucky reports the initial phase of steel assembly as part of efforts to place a new span on the US 68/KY 80 Eggners Ferry Bridge at Aurora is nearing completion.

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From the Capitol
3:21 pm
Tue May 8, 2012

Conway, Grimes Team Up to Prevent Voter Fraud

Kentucky officials are once again planning to crack down on voter fraud in the May 22 primary.

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Election 2012
8:45 am
Tue May 8, 2012

Fourth & Fifth Congressional District Candidates on Kentucky Tonight

ket.org

Kentucky’s fourth district congressional race has thus far centered around the seven candidate GOP primary. But there are two democrats vying to replace retiring longtime lawmaker Geoff Davis. Greg Frank is active duty military. He argued for bringing troops home from Afghanistan on KET’s Kentucky Tonight.

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Hester Hall Fire
11:04 am
Mon May 7, 2012

Dorm Fire Trial Moves to Marshall County

The case against a man charged with the fatal 1998 Murray State University dormitory fire, will move from Calloway to Marshall County.

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2012 Tennessee General Assembly
9:00 am
Mon May 7, 2012

Haslam's Second Legislative Session No Slam Dunk

wikipedia.org

In the months following his first legislative session, freshman Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam was able to boast in speeches about unanimous approval of his budget plan and a near perfect record with his legislative agenda.  The Republican's sophomore effort wasn't quite as much of a slam dunk.

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