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Missouri rejects ‘Grain Belt Express’ plan for wind power

The Missouri Public Service Commission voted to deny a Texas company’s plan for a controversial $2.2 billion, 780-mile transmission line to carry wind power from the Kansas high plains across Missouri to eastern power grids. The PSC voted 3-2 to deny Houston-based Clean Line Energy’s application, saying the project was not needed.

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New Kansas laws: Higher taxes, less gun regulation

Kansas residents are paying higher taxes on cigarettes, groceries and other consumer goods but no longer have to obtain a state permit to carry a concealed gun under new laws that took effect Wednesday. The state increased sales and cigarette taxes to avert a deficit in the $15.4 billion state budget for the fiscal year that also began July 1. A summary of the new laws is as follows:

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Government & Politics

New Kansas laws: Higher taxes, less gun regulation

Kansas residents are paying higher taxes on cigarettes, groceries and other consumer goods but no longer have to obtain a state permit to carry a concealed gun under new laws that took effect Wednesday. The state increased sales and cigarette taxes to avert a deficit in the $15.4 billion state budget for the fiscal year that also began July 1. A summary of the new laws is as follows:

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