gambling http://kcur.org en Chipping In To Your Office Lottery Pool? Read This First http://kcur.org/post/chipping-your-office-lottery-pool-read-first Here's yet another reminder about why it's important to have somebody write down the rules and keep accurate records if you're pooling money at the office to buy lottery tickets.<p>After all, for every heart-warming <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2012/04/10/150344382/the-real-mega-millions-lotto-winners-the-three-amigos-claim-their-prize" target="_blank">story about "three amigos"</a> who seem to have gotten along swimmingly and deserved the money they won, there are tales such as this:<p><blockquote><p>"Two employees of a Chicago Heights bakery are suing co-workers over a $118 m Wed, 16 May 2012 18:29:00 +0000 Mark Memmott 17782 at http://kcur.org Chipping In To Your Office Lottery Pool? Read This First Kansas Democrats Propose 14 Job Bills http://kcur.org/post/kansas-democrats-propose-14-job-bills <p>Democrats in the legislature are introducing <a href="http://www.ksdp.org/blog/kansas-democrats-launch-jobs-effort">14 bills </a>they say will spur job growth and career training in Kansas.</p><p>The plans include speeding up a 10 year transportation plan, so jobs are created sooner. The legislation would also give businesses a tax credit for training apprentices.</p><p><a href="http://www.kslegislature.org/li/b2011_12/members/rep_davis_paul_1/">House Minority Leader Paul Davis</a>, a Lawrence Democrat, says he hopes the plan won&rsquo;t get mired in partisan politics.</p> Wed, 21 Dec 2011 13:25:01 +0000 Maria Carter 9407 at http://kcur.org Missouri Lawmakers Look At Casino Standards http://kcur.org/post/missouri-lawmakers-look-casino-standards <p>Kansas City, Mo. – Missouri lawmakers conducted a hearing on legislation that would bar the State Gaming Commission from revoking the license of a casino for underperforming financially.</p> Tue, 23 Feb 2010 18:06:30 +0000 Maria Carter 6352 at http://kcur.org Kansas Sees Results Of Expanded Gaming Act http://kcur.org/post/kansas-sees-results-expanded-gaming-act <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-535193a9f3f76-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-535193a9f3f76-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="535193a9f3f76-"></div> <div class="jp-controls column"> <div class="jp-progress"> <div class="jp-seek-bar"> <div class="jp-play-bar"></div> </div> </div><!-- end jp-progress --> </div><!-- end jp-controls --> <div class="playpause column"> <a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kcur/local-kcur-883115.mp3" class="jp-play">Listen</a> <a class="jp-pause"></a> </div><!-- playpause --> <div class="jp-time-holder column"> <div class="jp-custom-current-time"></div> <div class="jp-custom-duration"></div> </div><!-- jp-time-holder --> <div id="slider"></div> </div><!-- .jp-interface --> </div><!-- container --> </p> <p>Dodge City, Kan. – Two years ago, Kansas lawmakers passed the Expanded Gaming Act, which would legalize gambling at four new casinos, all state-owned. Now that Kansas is facing a $400 million dollar budget deficit, the state could use the casino revenue more than ever. While lawmakers in Topeka now consider amending that act, KCUR's Sylvia Maria Gross recently went out west to see how it's working.</p> Mon, 01 Feb 2010 21:48:30 +0000 Sylvia Maria Gross 6260 at http://kcur.org Kansas Sees Results Of Expanded Gaming Act