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KCUR Morning Newscast 12-29-08


Kansas City, MO – There is a bloodless duel underway between consultants as Kansas City Missouri government works it's way into a difficult budget for 2009.

It's not news that the economic crisis is effecting Harvesters, the largest food bank in the area. But the scope of the impact is making news; it's larger than the agency has ever seen.

High unemployment rates crimp family budgets, dampen the state economy and lower the government's tax revenue. But they can also can mean an advantage for Missourians competing for public works project contracts.

Retailers in St. Joseph can expect a bump in business should the Kansas City Chiefs chose to relocate training camp there.

The Kansas City Chiefs brought their season to a close yesterday with a 16-6 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals. The Chiefs finished 2 and 14, the worst record in franchise history.

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