Top Of The Morning News: Friday, April 27, 2012 | KCUR

Top Of The Morning News: Friday, April 27, 2012

Apr 27, 2012

The Kansas City Council approved a pension deal for MAST employees.  A Kansas Senate committee introduced a bill that could help some dog and horse race tracks reopen.  That and more news from KCUR.

Council Approves MAST Pensions

Kansas City, Missouri finally has a pension deal with MAST ambulance employees. Or more accurately, two pension deals.  And an overall contract deal is in the works with Firefighters Local 42, but not official yet.  Read more here.

Kansas Lawmakers Look At Bill Helping Race Tracks

A Kansas Senate committee has introduced a gaming bill that could help reopen some dog and horse racing tracks. It would also make it easier to attract a casino developer to southeast Kansas.  The legislation could face opposition from Gov. Sam Brownback, who has said he believes lawmakers have enough on their plates and should focus on other issues instead of gaming bills.  Listen to the story here.

Kansas Senators Eye Creating Disaster Fund

A Kansas Senate committee is considering legislation that would create a state disaster fund. When the federal government provides disaster assistance, the state has to pay a share of the cost. Find out more here.