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KCUR Morning News 5-19-10

By Maria Carter

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Kansas City, MO – Kansas City is about to launch its biggest infrastructure project ever. It's a more than $2.5 billion dollar, 25 year plan to rebuild parts of the city sewer system.

H&R Block Inc. says it will cut 400 jobs and has shut down 400 underperforming locations.

Missouri Governor Jay Nixon is planning to cut about $350 million from next year's state budget that was approved during the legislative session that ended last week.

Missouri U.S. Senate candidate Robin Carnahan brought some of her policy strategy to cities around the state yesterday, but the eye and ear catcher was what she was saying about her likely G.O.P. rival Roy Blunt.

The Kansas ethics commission says state Senator Chris Steineger of Kansas City improperly used his Senate campaign fund to pay for polls testing his name recognition ahead of a possible run for statewide office.

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