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Top Of The Morning News: December 11, 2012

A look at what the fiscal cliff could mean for the Sunflower State. Kansas Governor Sam Brownback wants to combine Juvenile Justice Authority and the Department of Corrections. Those stories & more from KCUR.

Kansas Faces Fiscal Cliff

Budget negotiations between President Obama and Congressional leaders continue, but if those talks fail, Kansas will see a series of funding cuts that will affect the future of higher education, research, and military bases in the state though overall federal spending is likely to be level.  Learn more about the effects here.

Kansas Governor Wants To Combine Juvenile Justice & Corrections

Kansas Governor Sam Brownback wants to merge the state's Juvenile Justice Authority with the Department of Corrections.  The governor says he’ll propose an executive reorganization order in the coming legislative session to merge the two agencies.  Find out more here.

Missouri Lawmakers Look At Higher Ed Overhaul

A joint committee of Missouri House and Senate members is considering an overhaul of how the state’s colleges and universities are funded each year.   Read more here.

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