Around the South for Dec. 11: OK, KY & TN


Oklahoma: Fallin sets special session. Gov. Mary Fallin (R) last Thursday set Monday, Dec. 18, as the date the Sooner State legislature will convene to address a deficit in the state’s current fiscal year budget. “This will also give us time to get the latest revenue estimates for the upcoming 2019 fiscal year,” she said, reported The McCarville Report …… Kentucky: Attack on Paul involved grass clippings? According to a report in the Washington Post, Rene Boucher may have attacked his neighbor, US Sen. Rand Paul (R), because when Paul mowed his lawn, the clippings thrown out by the mower landed on Boucher’s property. At least a neighbor heard them arguing about that a decade ago. Apparently, Boucher is no stranger to disputes with neighbors, including one over cutting down a tree. In 2012, after potential buyers pulled out of a contract to buy Boucher’s home, he sued them for breach of contract and slander, contending they disparaged his property ……. Tennessee: Ford fired for harassment. Morgan Stanley in New York fired former US Rep. Harold Ford Jr. (D-TN) over allegations that he “forcibly” grabbed a colleague over a dinner with drinks, reports The Tennessee Journal. Ford, 47, was a managing director and senior client relationship manager for the financial services company …….