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KCUR Morning News 8-17-09

By Maria Carter, KCUR


Maria Carter, MO – A proposed $13 million hydroelectric power plant on the Kansas River in Lawrence is gaining public support.

Health care premiums in Missouri rose three and a half times faster than workers' earnings over the past decade. That's according to a new study from the consumer advocacy group Families USA.

Reports from the federal government last week underscore optimism among farm activists, but don't address lingering concerns.

More than $4 billion in sales tax exemptions is out of reach of Kansas officials in Kansas who badly need the revenue boost.

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