Overtime Investigation, Daeschner’s Contract Not Renewed, FDA Ban on Blood Donations from Gay Men, Congress Debates Payroll Tax: Today on State of the News

by Laura Ellis on December 9, 2011

Mayor Greg Fischer called for an investigation into the city’s use of overtime pay, and MSHA finished its investigation of Upper Big Branch and found assey to blame. We’ll recap and analyse this week’s metro news with the WFPL news staff.

News and Tribune editor Shea Van Hoy joins WFPL’s Devin Katayama to talk about this week’s decision by the Greater Clark County School Board not to renew Superintendent Stephen Daeschner’s contract. Then we’ll catch up on other news from across the river.

Laura Ungar at the Courier-Journal wrote extensively this week about the FDA’s ban on blood donations from men who are sexually active with men. She joins us to talk about the reasoning behind the rule, and why it seems to be continuously under fire.

Then we’ll catch up with the Courier-Journal’s James Carroll about the debate in Washington over extending payroll tax cuts, efforts to pass a spending bill, and the rise of Newt Gingrich in the GOP polls.

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