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KCUR Morning Newscast 12-04-08


Kansas City, MO – Word of a decision has leaked that Manhattan will be home to the National Bio and Agro-Defense facility. Kansas politicians have lobbied heavily for the lab, which is expected to create 15-hundred construction jobs and permanent payroll topping 25 million dollars.

Mayor Mark Funkhouser says a budget forecast underestimates the city's financial problems.

Missouri Governor-elect Jay Nixon is not painting a rosy financial future for the state either.

Kansas Governor Kathleen Sebelius and other state leaders are waiting for details of an economic stimulus bill being crafted by Congressional leaders and President-Elect Barack Obama.

Kansas attorney General Steve Six is asking a federal court to dismiss a lawsuit from Sunflower electric.

Teamsters leaders voted unanimously for union workers at Overland Park-based trucking company YRC Worldwide to take a 10 percent pay cut to boost the company's dwindling finances.

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