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KCUR Morning News 5-21-10

By Maria Carter

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Kansas City, MO – Kansas City's Jefferson City lobbyists and a group of Missouri legislators presented a wrap-up of the just completed legislative session yesterday. The consensus was that Kansas City fared well with the one major exception of the Senate's ignoring the call for tax breaks for Ford to preserve jobs in Claycomo.

The city of Lee's Summit says a landfill may be emitting methane gas. Residents who live near the 160-acre Lee's Summit Sanitary Landfill have been notified that the landfill is possibly emitting methane that exceeds recommended limits.

Kansas' public universities are proposing tuition increases to offset higher operating costs and past cuts in state funding.

The number of Kansans without health insurance is expected to drop by 190-thousand when the new health care law is fully implemented, starting in 2014. A study released this week shows who will pick up the tab for that expanded coverage.

Kansas labor officials say the state showed some positive economic signs in April.

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