Miami University
3:49 pm
Wed January 30, 2013

Miami University breaks application record

Miami University isn't losing its appeal. The university says as of Wednesday 21,027 potential students have applied for the fall 2013 semester. That surpasses 20,314 applications received in 2012.

Miami says it expects this year's number to grow even higher by the February first enrollment deadline.

Inside Pitch
2:25 pm
Wed January 30, 2013

Count Chabot as "no'' on "pathway to citizenship"

Rep. Steve Chabot, R-Westwood, who has made illegal immigration an issue in most of his election campaigns, is opposed to both of the immigration reform packages proposed recently - one by President Obama and another by a bipartisan group of eight U.S. senators.

Both plans lay out a "pathway to citizenship" for many of the 11 million undocumented immigrants now living in the U.S.

On his blog, Chabot laid out his reasons for opposing both the Obama and Senate plans.

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Local News
2:13 pm
Wed January 30, 2013

Report: Kentucky's tax system unbalanced

A new report by the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy shows a big gap between Kentucky’s income levels on who pays taxes.

The report says Kentucky’s top 1 percent income bracket pays roughly 5 percent of the state’s income tax, while the bottom 20 percent pays 9 percent.

Middle income levels are saddled with a higher percent, according to the report.

Jason Bailey, director of the Kentucky Center for Economic Policy, says the numbers show tax reform needs to happen quickly in Kentucky to better balance the burdens.

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Inside Pitch
3:39 pm
Tue January 29, 2013

KY legislator files rape victim protection law

State Rep. Dennis Keene (D-Wilder) filed a bill in the Kentucky General Assembly Tuesday which he says will close a loophole that grants parental and visitation rights to convicted rapists if they seek those rights.

Kentucky is one of 34 states that has no protection for rape victims who become mothers as a result of the rape, Keene said.

Keene said he found out that Kentucky had no such law last summer when he read about a Massachusetts case of a 14-year-old rape victim dealing with this issue in the courts.