KCUR Morning News 5-12-11 | KCUR

KCUR Morning News 5-12-11

May 12, 2011

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – For the first time in its 26-year history, Farm Aid is bringing its annual benefit concert to Kansas City.

Kansas legislative negotiators have agreed on a $14 billion budget for the state's 2012 fiscal year, one that will cut overall spending between 5 percent and 6 percent.

Legislation that would lower Missouri's age for carrying a concealed firearm from 23 to 21 has passed the State Senate.

Missouri lawmakers have voted to delay a sprinkler system mandate for residential care centers that was adopted in response to a deadly fire.

Seven riders and their horses are ready to help local law enforcement agencies during searches for missing people.