8:28 am
Fri April 27, 2012

Top Of The Morning News: Friday, April 27, 2012

A Kansas Senate committee has introduced a gaming bill that could help reopen some dog and horse racing tracks.
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The Kansas City Council approved a pension deal for MAST employees.  A Kansas Senate committee introduced a bill that could help some dog and horse race tracks reopen.  That and more news from KCUR.

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1:46 am
Fri September 10, 2010

MAST Defended; Pension Upgrade on Hold

Councilman Terry Riley tells colleagues that approving a MAST pension proposal without further study \"is not prudent.\"

Kansas City, MO – A plan to give MAST ambulance employees better retirement benefits is on hold for at least another two weeks after four council members blocked a quick vote on it Thursday.

The non-profit MAST ambulance service became part of the Fire Department this spring. And the plan finally proposed offered full retirement benefits and credit for previous years of service.

The city manager said funding that could cost up to $40 million dollars that could be paid in over ten or more years and in the long run offset by savings.

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