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FrontPage News

Gatewood's Fishing for Votes
 Gatewood Galbraith and Dea Riley are coming up with some
innovative ways to get folks together!
 For all the rules and directions, see the full story.
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Henley returns salary

Representative Melvin Henley (Dem - Calloway/Trigg 5) and Rep. Jim Wayne (Dem. Jefferson 35) returned their paychecks to LRC for the recent special session.

The Special Session being the result of the General Assembly not doing its job during the regular session that ended in April, Henley and Wayne did the honorable thing returning their paychecks.

Taking pay for the special session is goofing off at the 40 hour a week job and then getting overtime pay to do what wasn't done when it should have been done.

Too bad the "leadership" in both House and Senate didn't see fit to return their pay.

Huzzah to the two who did.

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Technology & Science

Gulf states fear long-term fiscal effects of oil disaster
Photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Patrick Kelly, US Coast Guard
Gulf states fear long-term fiscal effects of oil disaster
Florida’s revenue structure is especially vulnerable to the disaster because the state has no personal state income tax. It relies on sales tax collections, especially from tourism, for $7 of every $10 of general revenue. With the longest coastline on the Gulf, Florida would stand to lose millions of dollars in revenue if oil spoils its beaches. Revenue has already dropped 11.5 percent in the last year, Florida lost about 150,000 jobs and the state could have a shortfall of as much as $4.7 billion in the coming budget year that starts July 1.

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