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KCUR Morning News 10-9-09

By Maria Carter

Kansas City, MO – A state Senate budget leader is calling on Missouri Governor Jay Nixon to consider providing more money for the Career Ladder program this year when new revenue estimates come in.

Two Kansas City nonprofits have been recognized for their efforts to address critical social issues.

Recent budget cutbacks mean that there are now fewer state dollars for highways. That's got the Kansas Department of Transportation looking at new ways to select the road projects it takes on.

Drug enforcement agents say a field with more than 1,000 marijuana plants was seized after a clandestine growing operation was discovered near Topeka

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