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KCUR Morning Newscast 1-29-09

By Maria Carter


Kansas City, MO – The Kansas Senate has given preliminary approval to a $335 million plan to eliminate the state's budget deficit.

Kansas Governor Kathleen Sebelius is asking Defense Secretary Robert Gates to think twice before bringing Guantanamo Bay detainees to Kansas.

The MOHELA college construction program, one of former Governor Matt Blunt's top priorities, has been frozen by Missouri's new Governor, Jay Nixon.

The Kansas City Finance and Audit committee wanted firm figures on the shortfall yesterday, but City Manager Wayne Cauthen sent a stand-in to the meeting

The University of Missouri has filed a federal lawsuit against one of its chemical engineering professors over intellectual property.

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