Top Of The Morning News: Friday, March 30, 2012

Mar 30, 2012

Kansas City council cuts the buget, the Missouri House passes a medical conscience bill, and a Missouri judge throws out a proposed voter ID amendment. It’s a daily digest of headlines from KCUR.

Kansas City’s Budget Cuts Fire And Other Departments

A $7.6 million cut to the Fire Department budget drew the most debate Thursday as the Kansas City city council passed a city budget by a 12-1 margin.  But it wasn't the only item that some council members found it hard to swallow.  Find out more here.

Missouri House Passes Medical Conscience Bill

The Missouri House has passed legislation that would exempt doctors and other health care workers from being forced to perform medical procedures that violate their religious beliefs. The bill re-ignited intense debate over women’s reproductive rights. Read more here,

Proposed Voter ID Amendment Thrown Out In Missouri

A Cole County judge has thrown out a proposed amendment to the Missouri Constitution that would allow lawmakers to require voters to show IDs at the polls.  The ruling is based on several inconsistencies between the summary statement and the actual proposed amendment.  Read more here.