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KCUR Evening Newscast 11-5-08

By Steve Bell


Kansas City, MO –

  • Missouri governor-elect Jay Nixon plans to meet with Republican legislative leaders to work toward a 2009 agenda. The Republican party controls both houses of the state legislature.
  • Whether Missouri ended up a red state or a blue one won't be known until provisional ballots are validated and counted.
  • Results on 2 Johnson County races are likewise dependent on provisional ballots.
  • Republican Bonnie Sue Cooper wants a new election in Clay County because of more than 3,000 mis-printed ballots.
  • Kansas Republicans are celebratiang keeping control of both houses of the state legislature and gaining a Congressional seat.
  • Kansas Governor Kathleen Sebelius is calling for 3% budget cuts except for K-12 education and social services to meet an expected deficit.
  • Kansas City Mayor Mark Funkhouser has said citizen satisfaction surveys are the best measure of his success. Today's survey shows declines in ratings on 32 paramaters.
  • Ron Prince will step down as K-State football coach at the end of the current season.

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