State Senator Gerald Neal Deep In The MSD Crud

Indiana state workers are getting a pay raise while Kentucky state workers are facing additional cuts and likely furloughs. [WFPL]

A whopping 17% of Americans are satisfied with the current direction of the United States and its jacked up elected officials. [Politico]

The nation’s economy grew at a 1.8 percent annual rate in the third quarter, the Bureau of Economic Analysis just reported. [NPR]

Mark Miller, Louisville’s chief labor negotiator for metro government, died today. [Greg Fischer]

Is the government reimbursing companies facing legal actions by whistleblowers? [WaPo]

Laaaawd, everybody is trying to run for the 4th District Congressional seat these days. This is going to be a full-on teabagging teabaggery of crazy. [CN|2]

A lack of autopsies after elderly die is concealing health care flaws. Doesn’t help matters that suspicious elder deaths are rarely investigated. [NPR & ProPublica]

Don’t miss Comment on Kentucky tonight at 8:00 P.M. Eastern because it may not suck. Scheduled guests: Ryan Alessi, Joe Arnold, Jack Brammer. [KET]

Another deal with Louisville’s Metro Sewer District doesn’t smell quite right and this one involves State Senator Gerald Neal. [Page One]

This is how bad things are in Warshington right now: Even Mitch McConnell says Congressional Republicans are jacked up for screwing around with the payroll tax. And then, bam, they caved. [H-L]

Hold up – has the craziness officially spread from Clay County all the way to Harlan County? Now people just cold jump off bridges when the cops approach them? [WKYT]

And you wonder why the gays roll their eyes 24/7 when a Catholic priest makes a remark about the gay community. [HuffPo]