Top Of The Morning News: May 10, 2013 | KCUR

Top Of The Morning News: May 10, 2013

May 10, 2013

A missing toddler is feared dead.  A Kansas House committee approves bonds for NBAF.  The Missouri General Assembly sends the governor a budget and  legislation cutting taxes.

Kansas Prosecutor Fears Missing Toddler Is Dead

Investigators fear the worst peril to the missing 18-month-old toddler whose mother is among three Kansas murder victims.  Authorities at Ottawa in Franklin County have changed from rescue mode to one of recovery.  Read more here.

A Puppet Festival Of Colossal Proportions

This Sunday, the lawn of The Nelson Atkins Museum of Art will be transformed into the main stage for the larger-than-life puppets of StoneLion's puppet pageant "Mother’s Day for Mother Earth."   Find out more about giant puppets here.

Kansas House Committee Approves NBAF Bonds

The House Appropriations Committee has approved an amended version of Kansas Governor Sam Brownback’s proposal to issue more bonds for a federal lab in Manhattan.  Read more here.

Missouri General Assembly Sends $25 Billion Budget To Governor

Missouri lawmakers have sent a nearly $25 billion budget to Democratic Governor Jay Nixon.  However, he's not happy with how the Republican-led General Assembly pulled portions of it together. Find out why here.

Scaled-Back Tax Cut Bill Sent To Missouri Governor

A proposal to cut state income taxes in Missouri for both individuals and businesses is on its way to DemocraticGovernor Jay Nixon. The bill would reduce the personal income tax rate by half a percentage point and the corporate rate by three points.  Both would be phased in over the next 10 years, instead of five as originally proposed.  Learn more here.