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Breaking down the Kansas City ballot

This election, residents of Kansas City, Missouri, will weigh in on several hot-button topics on the statewide ballot, including marijuana legalization and KCPD funding. There's also several ballot issues for local voters that are not as flashy, but could have big impacts on the city's finances for years to come.

A few statewide ballot measures in Missouri have been creating buzz during the lead-up to this year's midterm election on Nov. 8. All of Missouri will vote on whether to legalize recreational marijuana, and whether to require Kansas City to increase the proportion of its budget that goes towards police.

Some local topics could get overshadowed, even though they'll affect Kansas City's residents in big ways. KCUR's Brian Ellison spoke with Kansas City reporter Lynn Horsley to help break down what's on the ballot.

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