Top Of The Morning News: February 8, 2013 | KCUR

Top Of The Morning News: February 8, 2013

Feb 8, 2013

Wyandotte County gets its first community contribution from Hollywood Casino.  Missouri Governor Jay Nixon again pushes for Medicaid expansion.  Art is sometimes seen in unusual places, but now customers at one midtown laundromat will be able to check out art exhibits while waiting for their clothes dry. 

Wyandotte County Cashes In On Casino Money

Wyandotte County has cashed in on its first payment from a new casino at the Kansas Speedway.  Under its contract, the Hollywood Casino is to give the county about $1 million annually in community contributions in addition to tax revenue.  Read more about where the money’s headed here.

Teenager Found Handcuffed In Basement Gets Foster Care Protection

The Kansas City North prosecutor who will have to decide if there are criminal charges in the keeping of a teenage boy handcuffed in a basement, does not expect to see the case for several days.  Read more here.

Nixon Rallies Key Allies In Push For Medicaid Expansion

Missouri Governor Jay Nixon is continuing his push to expand the state’s Medicaid program, an optional provision for states under the federal health law. The governor rallied some key allies near Kansas City Thursday afternoon but also pointed to some rather unlikely ones.  Find out more about his stop in Independence here.

Missouri House Passes Benevolent Tax Credits Bill

The Missouri House has passed legislation that would revive three benevolent tax credit programs that expired last year, but there were a couple of dissenters who had a problem with incentives going to crisis pregnancy centers.  Find out more here.

A New Kind Of Wash, Dry, Fold: Art In The Laundromat

Over the next six months, a quiet Midtown laundromat will be transformed into the site for a series of arts events. It’s an experiment, in more ways than one.  Find out more here.