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(Indianapolis, IN)  —  U.S. Senator Mike Braun has released his first television ad in his run for Indiana governor. The 30-second video classifies Braun as a conservative and a political outsider despite his five years in the Senate. The ad also features text highlighting his endorsement by former President Donald Trump. He is the fourth Republican seeking the governor’s office to release a TV ad.

(Springfield, IL)  —  The Illinois Senate is moving forward with a bill that would lift a 1980s ban on nuclear power plant construction.  The Senate yesterday passed a measure that would allow for the construction of small modular nuclear reactors.  Governor Pritzker vetoed an earlier version of the legislation in August, arguing that it could have allowed for the development of larger reactors.

(Lexington, KY)  —  At least six counties reported issues with voting machines during Tuesday’s elections.  Voters had problems with the touchscreens on machines.  Lex18 reports the most common problem was voters trying to vote straight ticket Democrat were advised they were voting straight ticket Republican.  Voters who reported the issue were able to get it resolved and vote their choice.  Twenty-four counties used this form of ballot marking.  County clerks state they are confident in accurate results.

(Frankfort, KY)  —  A group of teens is making an effort to remove slavery from the Kentucky Constitution.  Section 25 of the Constitution allows slavery as a form of punishment for a crime. reports it is called the exception clause.  Reverend Michael Swartzentruber and his church youth group reached out to Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government to sponsor a resolution backing a constitutional amendment.  Currently, an attorney for the Commission on Racial Justice is championing the effort.  The next step is to pass the General Assembly vote to make it on the ballot next November.


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