Top Of The Morning News: Tuesday, May 1, 2012 | KCUR

Top Of The Morning News: Tuesday, May 1, 2012

May 1, 2012

Storm chasers cause problems for emergency crews.  Budget negotiations continue in the Missouri Statehouse.  Kansas legislators look at budget changes to avoid deficits.  It's a daily digest of headlines from KCUR.

Amateur Storm Chasers Present The Own Hazards

When more than 100 tornadoes raked the Great Plains a couple of weeks ago, emergency responders ran headlong into a growing phenomenon: roads bottled up by swarms of tornado chasers.  The amateur storm chasers say they’re just get close to a powerful natural phenomenon. Emergency responders say the storms chasers are dangerous, clogging roads as a tornado approaches.  Learn more here.

House Rejects Senate Budget Bills

The Missouri House rejected most of the budget bills passed last week by the Senate.  The move was part of the normal procedure for preparing for final budget negotiations.   Read more here.

Nixon Wants Money For Vets’ Homes, Blind Pensions

Missouri Governor Jay Nixon is urging lawmakers to fund veterans’ homes, pensions for the blind and other specific needs in the still-unfinished state budget. Find out more here.

Kansas Lawmakers Plan To Tweak Budget To Avoid Deficits

Kansas lawmakers working on a tax-cutting plan say they’ll tweak the proposal to avoid long-term budget deficits.   Tax negotiators received new estimates on the financial impact of the proposal, which would reduce income tax and business tax rates.  Read more here.