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KCUR Morning News 4-21-09

By KCUR Newsrom


Kansas City, MO – The budget chair in the Kansas House says lawmakers must consider more than just budget cuts to help solve the state's financial problems.

A task force created to examine the auto industry in Missouri met for the first time yesterday in Jefferson City.

The Missouri House has given first-round approval to a resolution to allow people to pray on public property, including schools, as long as doing so does not disturb the peace or disrupt public meetings.

The role of Missouri's prisons is changing, according to Corrections Director George Lombardi. Speaking at a gathering of the Kansas City Crime Commission.

Kansas Attorney General Steve Six says Kansas received more than $67 million in its annual payment from a 1998 tobacco settlement.

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