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KACo credit card charges found for Campus Cuties
Oh dear. Another (!) credit card charge for an escort service was discovered on a Kentucky Association of Counties credit card. This time it’s Bob Arnold’s card. He is denying he charged $270 to the organization credit card for services by Campus Cuties in May 2007.
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Kentucky.com
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Money makes the world go around - Lobbying the Legislature
                 The Legislative Ethics Newsletter published by the Legislative Ethics Commission, came out on Friday morning, the 10th day of July. In the top story entitled “Lobby spending by interest groups”,it is reporting that “In the first four months of 2009, lobbyists reported spending $0 on food or beverages provided to individual legislators. Likewise, in 2007, there was no spending by lobbyists on individual meals for legislators or family members. In 2008, lobbyists reported spending just $81.83 on individual meals or beverages.”
Don’t get too excited, though. Spending by lobbyists is still big. The Legislative Ethics Newsletter breaks down spending for the short session earlier this year. Follow the link
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MSU recognized nationally


Murray State University recognized nationally as a great place to work

2009 Chronicle of Higher Education Great Colleges to Work For® program

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AIG coming back to states
 Another tidbit from the Legislative Ethics Journal with special significance to those of us who have no reason to love AIG -  
"AIG Closes Washington Lobby Shop"
Federal  -  The Hill  -  Published: 6/18/2009
American International Group (AIG), the insurance firm that has received roughly $180 billion in government support in the financial crisis, is officially closing its Washington, D.C. lobbying office.
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WKJPI has a facebook.com fan club

How cool is this? WKJPI has a fan club on facebook.com – thanks to Jarrin Rudd who set up a “Fans of West Kentucky Journal of Politics and Issues” fan site for the Journal  yesterday.
If you are a facebook-er, join our fan club.
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