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KCUR Morning Newscast 2-18-09

By Maria Carter


Kansas City, MO – State employees in Kansas should receive their paychecks on time Friday after Governor Kathleen Sebelius and Republican leaders ended a standoff over spending cuts to the budget.

A bill to ban smoking in most public places in Kansas could help efforts to get a national designation for the Kansas University Cancer Center.

Kansas City's congressman thinks a series of measures to shore up the home mortage sector is equally as vital as the newly signed economic revival package.

Missouri Treasurer Clint Zweifel unveiled a plan to pump state dollars into Missouri bank as a way to spur the economy.

Missouri officials wanted the Show-me State to be the first to take advantage of the 787-billion-dollar economic stimulus package signed into law.

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