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KCUR Morning Newscast 3-14-08

By Maria Carter

KCUR Morning Headlines (3 min 40 sec)

  • The budget continued to dominate yesterday's Kansas City Council meetings with no new suggestions as to what to cut to meet an expected $78 million shortfall, but with additional red flags mentioned.
  • Kansas City police officials are questioning how the city's handled sales tax money meant for police construction projects.
  • Efforts to pass a health reform package that includes funding to help low-income families buy health insurance have suffered another setback in the Kansas legislature.
  • A desire to get out of town sabotaged a scheduled Missouri House vote yesterday on a proposed constitutional amendment to bar judges from imposing tax increases. Eleven out of 91 Republican lawmakers left early for the legislative spring break, and as a result, the vote has been postponed.
  • A Kansas House bill would allow gun dealers, manufacturers and private citizens to possess automatic weapons.

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