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KCUR Morning News 1-21-11

By Maria Carter


KANSAS CITY, Mo. – There are signs of an improving economy in the Midwest and Plains states in a new survey of rural bank CEOs.

Missouri higher education officials say the governor's proposed 7-percent decrease in state funding for higher education is about what was expected.

At least one labor union that represents state workers in Missouri is lashing out at Governor Jay Nixon's plan to eliminate more than 860 state jobs.

A lawsuit against Kansas City Mayor Mark Funkhouser ended quietly with a $125,000 settlement.

Chiefs' Quarterback Matt Cassell headed to the Pro Bowl.k

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