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KCUR Morning Newscast 5-19-08

By Maria Carter, KCUR Newsroom

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Kansas City, MO – Kansas Governor Kathleen Sebelius says financing for a intermodal railroad hub in Gardner should be done by the county not the state.

The 2008 Missouri legislative session is over, and Republican leaders got much of what they wanted, including an immigration bill, rollbacks in property tax rates, and a repeal of campaign contribution limits.

A grass roots alliance wants to launch passenger rail service between Oklahoma City and Kansas.

Missouri's two senators have joined Governor Blunt in asking President Bush to declare Missouri a disaster area.

The Missouri House and Senate have unanimously approved a bill to expand the state's emergency response system.

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