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Top Of The Morning News: June 12, 2013

Missouri Governor Jay Nixon campaigns against a tax credit bill which he vetoed last week.  Kansas educators say they are in favor of Common Core Standards.  Maggots are being used in Branson to heal wounds and reattach limbs.

Missouri Governor Campaigns Against Vetoed Tax Credit Bill

Governor Jay Nixon has launched a major public effort to support his veto last week of a bill that would have cut Missouri's individual and corporate income taxes. The Democratic Governor appeared before college and university officials, telling them that the GOP-backed proposal is the single greatest threat to public education he's seen in his career.  Find out more here.

Kansas Educators Speak Out For Common Core Standards

Teachers and school district superintendents lined up before the Kansas Board of Education Tuesday to support Common Core reading and math education standards. They argued the standards will help students transfer more easily between schools and create students who are better at critical thinking and problem solving.  Read more here.

Medicare Summary Notices Redesigned To Fight Fraud

The Medicare Summary Notice senior citizens receive every month has been redesigned. The changes are meant to make it easier to spot fraudulent claims.  As part of the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, the federal government has devoted new resources to rooting out fraud, waste, and abuse in the Medicare program.   Learn more about the changes here.

Branson Hospital Uses Maggots To Heal Wounds, Reattach Limbs

Maggots, a method that some might consider old-fashioned, are being used to treat wounds that won’t heal, in plastic surgery and in limb reattachments at a hospital in Branson.  Find out more about the treatment here.

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