By Steve Bell
Kansas City, MO – A Missouri senate committee endorsed a court fees increase give raises to sheriffs' deputies. A new energy plant was disqualified from a Missouri loan program because investors included relatives of elected officials. Governor Sebelius and a tourism task force argued over the Kansas tourism budget. Westar said December storms cost the utility up to $85 million. A Leawood doctor was killed in Breckinridge snowboard accident.