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Church-state separation put to the test in Ky.

Baptists make up 25 percent of the state's 4.4 million population but 40 percent of the General Assembly, according to statistics gathered by the 2010 Religious Census by the Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies, the Kentucky Baptist Convention and Legislative Research Commission.


Related Topix: Kentucky, Gay/Lesbian, Wedding, Steve Beshear, US News

Tue Apr 15, 2014

Nanaimo Daily News

Mediators say deal in Detroit bankruptcy means no pension cuts to police, fire retirees

The city of Detroit reached a deal with a group of retired police officers and firefighters that would protect pensions but trim annual cost-of-living payments - the first major agreement with retirees in the bankruptcy case, mediators announced Tuesday.


Related Topix: Pension, Personal Finance, Economics News, Bankruptcy, Retirement, Rick Snyder

KNUS-AM Aurora

Texas candidate faces thorny death penalty choice

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Related Topix: Texas Government, Texas, Death Penalty, Austin, TX, Rick Perry

Fox 23

Judge blocks Massachusetts ban on strong new painkiller

U.S. District Court Judge Rya Zobel on Tuesday issued the preliminary injunction after the maker of the drug, Zogenix, said in a lawsuit that the ban ordered by Gov. Deval Patrick was unconstitutional.


Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Deval Patrick

News Observer

McCrory, tax overhaul opponents talk on filing day

Gov. Pat McCrory and key legislators plan to join right-leaning policy groups Tuesday for a tax-filing day news conference in Raleigh.


Related Topix: Pat McCrory, Tax

WEAU-TV Eau Claire

Gov. Walker touring state, including Chippewa Falls, launching re-election Campaign

Walker was to be joined at the events Tuesday by his running mate Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch.


Related Topix: Chippewa Falls, WI, Scott Walker, Dane, WI, La Crosse, WI, Schofield, WI

CBS Local

GOP Governors Blast Medicare Advantage Rates

Florida Gov. Rick Scott, Texas Gov. Rick Perry and Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal signed the April 15 letter that says changes to Medicare Advantage payments will harm "America's seniors."


Related Topix: Medicare, Health, Rick Scott, Rick Perry, Texas Government, Texas, Bobby Jindal, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives

Lewistown Sentinel

Christie 'nervous' when scandal linked to aides

Gov. Chris Christie was "nervous" about the possibility that anyone else on his staff was involved in a politically motivated traffic scandal, according to interview notes released Monday by lawyers the governor's office hired to conduct an internal investigation.


Related Topix: Chris Christie

Mon Apr 14, 2014

Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Top Democratic lawmaker backs off 'carbon tax'

The state Senate leader on Monday backed off an unpopular proposal for a so-called carbon tax on consumer fuels and instead wants to dedicate billions of dollars generated by California's greenhouse gas reduction law to affordable housing, mass transit and high-speed rail.


Related Topix: California, California Government, California High-Speed Rail, Jerry Brown

WPTZ-TV Plattsburgh

Sources: Another Port Authority resignation expected

Another New Jersey representative on the board of commissioners at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey is stepping aside, according to several sources with knowledge of the commissioner's plan to hand in his resignation.


Related Topix: Transportation, Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, Chris Christie

WATE-TV Knoxville

2 sex offenders charged with rapes, killings

Many fish markets in the Great Lakes region are running short of whitefish, and it's coming at a bad time: the Passover holiday.


Related Topix: Violent Crime, Life, Holidays, Passover, Chris Christie

Northern Michigan News

Minnesota joins states raising minimum wage

Tens of thousands of Minnesota workers have big raises coming their way, courtesy of a new minimum wage law that Gov. Mark Dayton signed Monday, which will take the state from one of the nation's lowest rates to among the highest.


Related Topix: US Politics, Mark Dayton, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Minnesota

National Public Radio

Christie 'Nervous' When Scandal Linked To Aides

Newly released notes from lawyers who interviewed Gov. Chris Christie say he was "nervous" about finding out if anyone else on his staff was involved in a politically motivated traffic jam scandal.


Related Topix: Chris Christie

National Public Radio

Md. Governor Signs Pot Decriminalization Bill

Gov. Martin O'Malley has signed a bill that decriminalizes the possession of small amounts of marijuana starting in October.


Related Topix: Martin O'Malley, Criminal Defense Law, Law

NewsTalk 1230

Gov. Patrick: Boston 'very prepared' for marathon

Nearly a year after the attack on the Boston Marathon, Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick says that while he is worried about a copycat, the city is fully prepared for Tuesday's memorial and next week's marathon.


Related Topix: Deval Patrick

Prince George Citizen

Report that revealed US government surveillance among potential contenders for ...

Among the potential contenders are reporters who revealed the massive U.S. government surveillance effort.


Related Topix: Publishing, Media, New Times, Chris Christie, Verizon Communications, Telecom, IT Services

The Modesto Bee

Medical pot measure could boost Fla. Democrats

Party operatives are pushing a constitutional amendment that would make Florida the first state in the South to legalize some pot use.

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Related Topix: US News, Marijuana, 2012 Presidential Election, US Politics, Barack Obama, Rick Scott

Sun Apr 13, 2014

Rock Hill Herald

Analysis: Questions on La. hospital deals linger

Over the past week, state senators have asked why federal officials haven't signed off on the financing arrangements, what happens if federal approval never comes, and how the state will compensate other hospitals now dealing with a rush of uninsured patients.


Related Topix: US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, US Politics, Bobby Jindal, Louisiana, Health, Medicaid

How is NY's economy? Governor candidates disagree

In this March 7, 2014 photo, Republican gubernatorial candidate Rob Astorino speaks during a news conference in Albany, N.Y. Gov. Andrew Cuomo says New York has been on the right path during his term.


Related Topix: New York, Andrew Cuomo, Albany, NY


Kathleen Sebelius

Kathleen Sebelius, the outgoing health and human services secretary, said the decision to step down from her post was hers -- not the Obama administration's.


Related Topix: Kathleen Sebelius, US Politics, Barack Obama, Republican, US House of Representatives, Marsha Blackburn, Elijah Cummings, Democrat