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KCUR Morning Newscast 1-16-09

By Maria Carter

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Kansas City, MO – It may be awhile before anyone outside of the Mayor's office gets a peek at the Kansas City, Missouri budget.

Bankers in Kansas and 10 other Midwest states say high farm expenses and lower crop prices will be the biggest threats to farm income in the year ahead.

For the second time in two months, a Cole County judge has rejected a lawsuit from critics of embryonic stem cell research seeking to block state funding of life science grants.

House Republican leaders in Missouri have adopted new rules they hope will lead to better relations with Democrats.

More Republicans in the Kansas Legislature are calling for cuts in spending on education to eliminate a budget deficit.

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