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KCUR Morning News 7-16-09

By Maria Carter

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Kansas City, MO – Kansas City Missouri's new bulky-item pickup by appointment only program and a $400,000 loan to provide event and entertainment transit on rubber-tired trolleys came before city council committees yesterday, with disappointment on both issues.

Officials at the Kansas Department of Transportation are hoping the federal government will approve around 17 million dollars in grants to give passenger rail service a boost in Kansas.

Smaller jackpots and the national recession are keeping some Kansans from playing the state lottery.

Legislation that would have created an oversight committee for spending Missouri's share of federal stimulus money was among several bills vetoed by Governor Jay Nixon this week.

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