Top Of The Morning News: Thursday, April 19, 2012
The Kansas City Council delays voting on a daytime curfew. MoDOT considers expanding rail service. Missouri Senators battle over education funding. That and more news from KCUR.
Daytime Curfew Stalls Again
The Kansas City council delayed a vote on a proposal for having police pick up kids who skip school and fining their parents. Find out more here.
MoDOT Asks For Input $1.3 Billion Rail Plan
The Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) wants public input on a $1.3 billion plan for improving and expanding rail service across the state. The 20-year plan covers both passenger and freight service. Passenger service recommendations include more round trips between St. Louis and Kansas City and pursuing new passenger routes across Missouri. Learn more here.
K-12 Funding Proposal Pits Rural And Suburban Senators Against Each Other
The Missouri Senate is wrestling with legislation that would tweak the state’s public school funding formula. The bill is pitting rural and suburban senators against each other. Read more here.
Senate Budget Plan Includes Raises And Bonuses For Kansas Workers
A Kansas Senate committee has reaffirmed its support for pay raises and longevity bonuses for some state workers. That comes as committee members work on a proposed budget. Listen to the story here.