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Politics
7:16 am
Tue February 19, 2013

Kentucky Senator Proposes Doubling Fines to Fund State Raises

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Sen. Julian Carroll has filed a bill that would pay for state employee raises by doubling fines for traffic and misdemeanor offenses. The Madisonville Messenger reports that if Senate Bill 171 passes it would raise enough money to pay for a four percent salary increase for state employees by 2015. Carroll says the cost would be about $20 million.

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Afternoon Update
3:59 pm
Mon July 2, 2012

Afternoon Round-Up 7/2/12

The Arab Spring put the project on hold, but by October 2011, Tunisia's newly instated government provided the permits necessary for the renovation to begin.
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Today on NPR: When Star Wars fans saw that the dwelling in the Tunisian desert was decaying, they jumped into hyperspace — OK, the Internet — to save it. A call on Facebook to help restore the sandy igloo first featured in Episode IV: A New Hope netted $11,000.

Rising Temps:

Ten counties in our area have opened cooling stations.

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Government
3:34 pm
Mon July 2, 2012

Illinois Pay Raise Dispute

An Illinois judge is scheduled to rule this afternoon on whether Gov. Pat Quinn must give 2 percent pay raises to state workers.

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