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KCUR Morning News 11-4-09

By Maria Carter


Kansas City, MO – Jackson County voters approved the renewal of the Community-Backed Anti-Drug Tax by a wide margin yesterday.

A Clay county law enforcement tax also passed with 70 percent of the vote. The eighth cent sales tax has paid for the county's detention center, staff, and renovations.

Voters in the Independence School district approved an 85 million dollar bond measure, with 68 percent of the vote. The bonds will pay for two new elementary schools and renovations at other buildings.

The Center school district in south Kansas City approved 6-and-a half million dollars for its own renovations.

Fairway voters approved a half cent sales tax to pay for projects and reduce the city's almost 10 million dollars in debt.

Edwardsville voters rejected a half cent sales tax increase to pay for basic city services.

Kansas is one of the windiest states, and state government and power company officials are trying to capitalize on that.

Navigational device maker Garmin will release its third-quarter profits and revenues today, and they are expected to be lower than a year ago.

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