Top Of The Morning News: Monday, May 21, 2012 | KCUR

Top Of The Morning News: Monday, May 21, 2012

May 21, 2012

Lawmakers in Missouri and Kansas wrap up their legislative sessions.  A study finds compared to 50 years ago more severe weather is hitting the Midwest.  It’s a daily digest of headlines from KCUR.

Missouri Lawmakers Wrap Up But Leave Some Key Bills Behind

Missouri lawmakers have wrapped up the 2012 legislative session.  They passed 115 bills this year, nearly 50 of them on the final day alone.  Find out which high-priority issues didn’t make it to the finish line here.

Kansas Lawmakers Pass $14 Billion Budget

Lawmakers capped the legislative session by passing a budget. The $14 billion spending plan includes a $40 million boost in education funding. But some legislators said it didn’t do enough to reverse cuts to state services made in recent years.  Read more here.

More Severe Weather Hitting The Midwest

A new report from the Rocky Mountain Climate Organization and the Natural Resources Defense Council shows that the frequency of severe storms across the Midwest has doubled over the past 50 years.  Find out more what this means for flooding here.