Top Of The Morning News: March 21, 2013 | KCUR

Top Of The Morning News: March 21, 2013

Mar 21, 2013

Kansas House rejects a proposal to reduce property taxes paid by Kansans. Some students will be spending spring school. And, Kansas City hosts a special screening of "42," a film about Jackie Robinson.

Kansas Property Tax Plan Rejected

The Kansas House on Wednesday rejected a proposal by Democrats aimed at reducing the property taxes paid by Kansans. The plan would have distributed $45 million in state tax dollars over the next two years to local governments. That money would be used by local governments to reduce property taxes. Read more here.

Kansas County Health Rankings Very Similar To Last Year's

According to the latest Kansas County Health Rankings, Johnson and Riley counties have the healthiest residents in Kansas again this year. Find out more here.

Spring Break, Not A Break For All

Spring break won't be much of a break for some students in the Kansas City district.   Nearly every school is offering tutoring sessions next week. The district has offered spring break sessions in the past, but they were limited to only a few schools.

Kansas City Picked As One Of Special Screening Sites For "42"

Actor Harrison Ford plays Branch Rickey in "42," the movie on baseball Hall of Famer Jackie Robinson to  be released next month.  Rickey is the former general manager who signed Robinson to break the color line in Major League Baseball. Find out more here.

A Vision Taking Shape For Arts And Culture In Kansas City

In January, the Mayor’s Task Force for the Arts launched a series of meetings - at community centers, nature centers, libraries and other venues - to try to map out a vision for Kansas City’s arts and cultural policy. Ideas and feedback (including a survey) are still being collected over the next few months for the first comprehensive review since 1997. Find out more here.