Top Of The Morning News: Monday, April 23, 2012
A group seeks solutions to the rural population crisis by brainstorming with people who already live there. The Kan. House & Senate disagree on pay raises for some state workers. It’s a daily digest of headlines from KCUR.
A Homegrown Rural Revival
The 2010 Census found that the share of people in rural areas over the past decade fell to 16 percent. The rural population is aging, and young people are moving away. Citing a “severe crisis,” President Obama even created a White House Rural Council to find ways to spur economic growth in small communities. Learn more here about why the best ideas for renewing rural America may not come from the top.
Kansas House And Senate Disagree On Pay Raises For Some State Workers
The House and Senate are taking different paths on a plan to raise the pay of some state workers who are paid below market averages. Committees from the two chambers are forming budget plans in advance of the Legislature returning this week. Listen to the story here.