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KCUR Morning Newscast 1-30-09

By Maria Carter


Kansas City, MO –
Union Station is laying off about 30 people and leaving about 10 other jobs unfilled as the economy falters.

Tight budget times or not, the Kansas City council will move ahead with a $35 million upgrade to its public safety radio systems.

It's now official: Missouri lawmakers, most judges and other state elected officials will not be getting pay raises this year.

The state of Kansas is about to receive $21 million in federal money to protect neighborhoods from blight caused by abandoned and foreclosed homes.

Kansas bar and restaurant owners told a legislative committee yesterday a proposed statewide smoking ban would hurt businesses and cost jobs.

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