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Gov. Matt Bevin is calling on Kentucky lawmakers to pass charter school legislation next year. Charters operate independently of many public school regulations, but receive taxpayer funding. They can be shut down if they don’t meet certain academic requirements.

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Governor Matt Bevin is laying out a conservative legislative agenda he hopes to see accomplished during the next General Assembly.  

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Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam has had a change of heart regarding Syrian refugees. He says he no longer opposes their resettlement in the volunteer state. 

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  Kentucky’s Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles is taking on the federal government, calling new Hemp regulations unfair to the industry. It’s a big fight for a young politician. This millennial is the youngest statewide elected constitutional officer in the US and Nicole Erwin has a profile on how a UK and Harvard alum has managed to create his own platform in politics at age 32.

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Governor Matt Bevin has signed a proclamation declaring September 28th a “Day of Prayer Over Students Across Kentucky.”

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The Illinois Department of Employment Security says unemployment saw a decrease in Illinois in August, the fourth-straight monthly drop, but state officials are not celebrating.

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UPDATE Thursday

Two men accused of murdering two western Kentucky brothel workers 22 years ago have been acquitted.  

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Governor Matt Bevin is moving forward with awarding $100 million dollars for workforce training projects despite a warning from the top House Democrat that the actions could be illegal. 

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Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam is thanking lawmakers for acting quickly in a special legislative session and preventing the loss of some $60 million in federal road money.

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Kentucky's Ag Commissioner is asking the United States Department of Agriculture to reconsider its latest set of rules regarding industrial hemp.

Last month, Ryan Quarles said he would be reviewing the USDA's 'Statement of Principles' to see how it relates to Kentucky's own pilot hemp research program.

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