KANSAS CITY, MO – KCUR Morning Headlines (3 min 40 sec)
The budget continued to dominate yesterday's Kansas City Council meetings with no new suggestions as to what to cut to meet an expected $78 million shortfall, but with additional red flags mentioned.
Kansas City police officials are questioning how the city's handled sales tax money meant for police construction projects.
Efforts to pass a health reform package that includes funding to help low-income families buy health insurance have suffered another setback in the Kansas legislature.
A desire to get out of town sabotaged a scheduled Missouri House vote yesterday on a proposed constitutional amendment to bar judges from imposing tax increases. Eleven out of 91 Republican lawmakers left early for the legislative spring break, and as a result, the vote has been postponed.
A Kansas House bill would allow gun dealers, manufacturers and private citizens to possess automatic weapons.