A Kansas Senate Committee cuts budget money for a new building at KU Medical Center. Missouri Democrats have filed a bill to expand Medicaid in the state. A group of reproductive health bills spark debate on a Missouri Senate committee.
The parents of a handcuffed teen rescued from a Northland basement were charged with child abuse. Missouri's budget committee said “no” to Governor Jay Nixon's Medicaid expansion proposal. And Governor Sam Brownback's plans to offset income tax cuts hit bumpy roads. Steve Bell revisits those and other top stories of the week on KCUR's Saturday News Review.
Missouri lawmakers give first round approval to a pair of photo ID bills and raise question over the purchase of an airplane. Metropolitan Community College-Business and Technology uses 3D printing and other technology at its Fab Lab.
The largest identity theft case in Missouri is being taken to court. The Missouri Senate gave initial approval to a fix for the state’s Second Injury Fund. A Missouri Senate committee hears testimony on a bill that would eliminate the prevailing wage law.
A bill being considered by the Kansas legislature would bar local governments from using tax money on lobbying. Missouri Governor Jay Nixon calls for more money for the state’s 30 drug taskforces. Missouri lawmakers are looking at a bill that would redefine workplace discrimination.
Kansas City Board of Trade prepares for a move. The Kansas City area has been hit hard by the flu but there are some positive signs. Kansas GOP leaders are trying to wrap up the legislative session in 80 days, but some Democrats are worried that won’t be enough time.
The Missouri Senate took another step toward a takeover of Kansas City schools. Kansas City police worried about a possible serial killer. And some Kansas legislators were hopping mad over a court order to spend more on schools. KCUR's Steve Bell looks back at those and other top stories on this week's Saturday News Review.
Wyandotte County gets its first community contribution from Hollywood Casino. Missouri Governor Jay Nixon again pushes for Medicaid expansion. Art is sometimes seen in unusual places, but now customers at one midtown laundromat will be able to check out art exhibits while waiting for their clothes dry.
Missouri Governor Jay Nixon stops in Springfield to push for his plan for state colleges and universities. Missouri lawmakers hear debate about a proposed right-to-work bill. The University of Kansas in Lawrence is changing its core requirements.
A bill for a decade-long, one-cent sales tax for transportation has been introduced into the Missouri Senate. Local CEOs look to take off the pounds in a city challenge. A Kansas Senate Committee holds off on looking at a tax plan because of publishing error.
Kansas City takes a look at the future of arts. A voter advocacy groups says a Missouri bill requiring voters to show a photo ID is unfair and unconstitutional. Kansas Democrats are questioning the cost of amending the state’s Constitution.
Kansas moved toward changing the way Supreme Court members are appointed. The philanthropist some called “Kansas City's first lady” died. And the GM Fairfax plant was notified of a sizeable expansion. KCUR's Steve Bell recaps on those and other top stories of the week on the KCUR Saturday News Review.
Missouri Senators are more open to tax credits than in previous years. Kansas State University sign football coach Bill Snyder to a five-year contract extension. Medicaid advocates deliver letters of support to Missouri House committee members.
The Kansas City council plans to crack down on businesses selling so-called bath salts and other synthetic drugs. A new crime approach to fight crime is launched amid a rash of murders. Sporting KC’s Kei Kamara to go on loan to the Norwich City in England.
A Missouri House committee hears opposition to proposed photo ID measures for voters. A bill in the Kansas House would limit collective bargaining for teachers in hopes of improving efficiency. Composer Kirke Mechem is a Topeka native who went on to compose the opera “Tartuffe” and more than 250 other works.
The CEO of General Motors will announce details of a major expansion at its Fairfax assembly plant in Kansas City, Kan. Missouri Governor Jay Nixon is slated address education, mental health, and Medicaid in his State of the State address this evening. City leaders in Kansas City will host several public meetings this week, aimed at strengthening arts and culture in the region.
Rev. Stan Archie, president of the Missouri State Board of Education, resigned Friday after allegations of sexual abuse. Kansas' governor spoke out against abortions and property tax deductions. Missouri's governor took heat from the legislature about the purchase of an airplane. KCUR's Steve Bell looks back at those and other top stories on this week's Saturday News Review.
A bill in the Missouri Senate would require parents to report if they own a gun to their kids schools. Jackson County executive Mike Sanders is pushing to put a one cent sales tax to pay for a transit plan on the August ballot.
Anti-abortion advocates gather on the grounds of the Statehouse in Topeka to mark the anniversary of Roe v. Wade. A bill in the Missouri House would restore tax credits for food pantries and some other groups. The Missouri House fast-tracks a bill to fill vacancies in statewide offices.
Kansas City will ask the federal government for more federal money for flood control. Kansas lawmakers may seek more budget cuts. A Missouri lawmakers wants some genetically modified foods to be labeled.
Sporting Kansas City and the Livestrong charity came to a parting of the ways. Governor Sam Brownback laid out a plan to end Kansas income tax. And once again a Kansas court said the state is not spending enough on schools. Steve Bell revisits those and other top stories of the week on KCUR's Saturday News Review.
The full council looks at putting the health levy on the ballot again. Missouri Senator Roy Blunt says the President is taking the wrong approach on gun policy. Smoking only allowed in some offices in the Missouri House.
Sporting KC dumps Livestrong connection. A Missouri House committee passes a bill requiring a special election to fill statewide vacancies. A light rail plan for Kansas City is found unconstitutional by the courts.
Sporting KC Ditches Livestrong Name
The partnership between the Sporting Kansas City soccer club and the Livestrong Foundation is over. The stadium will now be simply known as Sporting Park. Learn more about the breakup here.
Kansas recently overhauled the state’s Medicaid system but it’s unclear what effect those changes will have. Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher was legally intoxicated when he shot his girlfriend and then committed suicide. John Dorsey takes his “dream job” as general manager for the Kansas City Chiefs.
Chiefs name a new general manager. Barge shippers are breathing easier after contractors deepen a particularly troublesome stretch of river. A Missouri businessman challenges the federal health care law, saying a provision the company health plan provides free contraceptives violates his religious freedom.