Top Of The Morning News: February 14, 2013 | KCUR

Top Of The Morning News: February 14, 2013

Feb 14, 2013

Missouri lawmakers give first round approval to a pair of photo ID bills and raise question over the purchase of an airplane.  Metropolitan Community College-Business and Technology uses 3D printing and other technology at its Fab Lab.

Missouri House Gives Initial Approval To Photo ID Bills

The Missouri House has given first-round approval to a pair of bills that would institute photo ID requirements for voters. The first, House Joint Resolution 5 , would amend the state constitution to allow lawmakers to pass a photo ID requirement, and the second, House Bill 48, would enact that requirement. Find out more about the heated debate here.

More Than 200 Local Governments Look To Raise Taxes

A conservative advocacy group says more than 200 local governments across Missouri are trying to raise taxes.  The tally includes proposals such as property tax hikes, sales taxes, and bond issues that are up for votes on the ballot in April.   Find out more here.

Fab Lab Goes 3D at MCC

A concept that started at MIT more than a decade ago is making its mark in the Kansas City area.  It’s called Fab Lab.  That’s short for fabrication laboratory.  It’s home to cutting edge technology such as a laser engraver and 3d printers plus tools and machinery seen in high school shop classes.   Find out more and see photos and video here.

More Questions Over Missouri Highway Patrol Plane

Lawmakers in the Missouri House and Senate continue to grill members of Governor Jay Nixon’s (D) administration as to why it was necessary to spend $5.6 million on a new airplane.  Colonel Ron Replogle of the Missouri State Highway Patrol told Senate budget writers on Wednesday that he made the call to buy the King Air 250.  Read more here.