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KCUR Morning News 5-11-10

By Maria Carter


Kansas City, MO – The Kansas House approved a sales tax increase to bolster the state budget.

Advocates of a new transportation program in Kansas face only one more hurdle in the Legislature - but it's a big one. The Kansas House plans to vote today on a bill creating an $8.2 billion, 10-year program of highway, bridge and other transportation improvements.

A bill that would help Missouri courts deal with the high number of cases involving intoxicated drivers is stalled in the state Senate with just four days left in the session.

The University of Central Missouri has received a $1.5 million gift to build a new golf clubhouse.

A truck driver has been arrested on drug charges near Kearney after prosecutors say his truck contained more than 1,200 pounds of marijuana.

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