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KCUR Morning News 5-8-09

By Maria Carter


Kansas City, MO –
The Kansas Legislature has sent Governor Mark Parkinson a bill that cuts state spending across the board to reduce a $328 million budget deficit.

The Missouri General Assembly has passed the state budget for Fiscal Year 2010.

The Missouri General Assembly approved a bill directing 380 million in federal stimulus dollars toward several projects thoughout the state.

The Kansas City council is calling foul on how stimulus money is being spent.

A 20 mile stretch of the Kansas Turnpike near Emporia was closed this morning after heavy rains sent water over the highway.

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