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Senate approves highway program (KS)

Senate approves highway program (KS)

The Topeka Capital-Journal,

By Tim Carpenter

Created May 7, 2010 at 9:13pm
Updated May 8, 2010 at 12:27am

The Senate embraced late Friday night an $8.2 billion transportation improvement program that bipartisan advocates described as a major economic stimulus for Kansas.

Senate President Steve Morris, R-Hugoton, said the measure was the kind of economic development initiative worthy of unanimous support in the chamber. His assessment was as bit optimistic, given a final vote of 25-13.

"This is a step we can take to help ourselves," Morris said. "This is a good piece of economic news."

Senate Minority Leader Anthony Hensley, D-Topeka, said the transportation bill was likely to pass the House and would be embraced by Gov. Mark Parkinson... FULL ARTICLE


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