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KCUR Morning Newscast 5-9-08

By Maria Carter, KCUR Newsroom

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Kansas City, MO – Johnson County voters may decide this fall whether to impose a sales tax to support a research triangle made up of the state's two largest universities.

The Missouri House has given first-round approval to legislation designed to reduce the number of illegal workers in the state.

The Missouri House passed a new voter I-D bill, less than 24 hours after taking it up and giving it first round approval.

The cost of the Iatan 2 power plant near Weston is going up.

Many Kansas legislator say they're pessimistic about the state's finances. Lawmakers wrapped up work this week on a 13-point-6 billion dollar budget.

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