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KCUR Morning News 7-22-11

By Maria Carter


KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Kansas City, Missouri firefighters will be getting a raise. The city council decided yesterday to honor an agreement made in 2009 rather than let the matter go to arbitration.

The battle over the proposed expansion of a coal-fired power plant in Southwest Kansas has taken another controversial turn.

The agreement reached by Missouri lawmakers on a special session for economic development includes a proposal to cut one of the most-used tax credit programs nearly in half.

The unemployment rate for Kansas held steady at 6.6 percent last month.

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