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KCUR Morning News 1-22-10

By Maria Carter

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Kansas City, MO – Kansas City council members yesterday attempted to halt a lawsuit threatened by the Jackson County Executive and others over the makeup of the city's Tax Increment Finance Commission.

The Kansas City council wasted no time in approving a lease on the overhaul base at KCI.

Supporters of the governor's proposed 1 cent sales tax increase are hoping the bill will advance in the Kansas House.

The federal government says $9.5 million is available to help low-income Missouri families pay their energy bills.

The UMKC men's basketball team held on for a 61-57 win over Western Illinois last night, ending their three-game losing streak.

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