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KCUR Morning News 2-26-10

By Maria Carter


Kansas City, MO – Facing a $65 million budget deficit in the coming year, the Kansas City Council has started listening to city departments' pleas for operating money.

The Kansas City Council voted against annexing a 300-plus-acre proposed subdivision near KCI airport yesterday.

A bill outlawing K2, a synthetic drug mimicking marijuana, passed the Kansas Senate and will now head to the governor's desk.

Missouri Governor Jay Nixon signed the first bill of the 2010 session into law yesterday. It reverses a 2009 law that reclassified some minor traffic offenses as infractions instead of misdemeanors, to help courts handle the cases more efficiently.

Missouri has postponed about $60 million worth of highway projects because of uncertainty about federal funding.

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