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KCUR Evening Newscast 5-16-08

By Steve Bell

http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kcur/local-kcur-707717.mp3

Kansas City, MO –

  • An economic stimulus bill allowing coal-fired power plants in southwest Kansas fell to the veto of Governor Kathleen Sebelius this afternoon. That means all the economic incentives, including bonding for the proposed Gardner intermodal hub are in limbo.
  • Earlier in the day, Sebelius signed a bill giving state employees a 2 percent raise and establishing a merit raise system.
  • The Missouri Legislature sent Governor Blunt an illegal immigration bill that forbids local governments from setting up sanctuary zones, fine businesses that try to pass off undocumented workers as contractors and have the Highway Patrol trained in immigration law enforcement.
  • The legislature also sent the governor a bill stabilizing property taxes and one protecting Aquila's Cass County power plant.

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